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After receiving nominations for 73 charities, the Buckinghamshire-based company awarded £5,000 to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Northern Ireland’s Southern Area Hospice Services, and national child cancer charity CLIC Sargent, thanks to nominations by wholesaler Infinity Foods, S&W Wholesale and Morrisons.
London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital received a £10,000 donation after being nominated by hospitality group Whitbread, and Cancer Research UK received the top prize of £50,000 after receiving eight nominations.
“We’ll be making donations to a nice mix of local and national charities nominated by both customers and brand partners,” managing director Rob Amar told Speciality Food. “We’re delighted to be making these donations, especially in this year when charities have not had access to some of their normal fundraising activities and events.”
RH Amar, which distributes more than 30 fine food brands to major supermarkets, cash and carries, wholesale groups, restaurants and independent retailers throughout the UK, has donated more than £1.2m to around 70 charities since 2013.
Welcoming the winning nomination, Juliette Smyth, business account manager at Knighton Foods, said: “We are delighted to have nominated Cancer Research UK, and even happier that they will now receive such a major donation towards their important work.
“This was a great initiative by RH Amar to celebrate the company’s landmark anniversary, and a great example of how business can make a real difference.”