Team members at Moy Park’s Anwick site have raised £3,500 for local charity Rainbow Stars. The donations came in support of Tom Dean, Production Manager at Moy Park, who has raised money for the charity by recently taking on an Ironman challenge in Nottingham.
Ahead of Tom’s challenge – which entailed a 3800m swim, 112-mile cycle ride, followed by a marathon – two training sessions were held in the canteen, where colleagues made donations, entered a raffle, and cheered Tom on as he cycled an impressive 172 miles in 11 hours.
Based in Sleaford, Rainbow Stars is a support group for parents, guardians and siblings with children who have autism and additional needs. In 2021, Moy Park supported the charity through its Community Support Fund, providing £25,000 towards a sensory room, creating a safe space for members, and providing physical and mental stimulus for those with autism and dementia.
Speaking after completing the ironman challenge, Tom said:
“This was the challenge of a lifetime, but it was for a great cause. I am delighted that we have more than trebled our initial target, reaching £3,500 in total. I can’t thank my Moy Park colleagues, and everyone who donated, enough for their support.
“Rainbow Stars is an amazing charity supporting children with additional needs and their families. My family and I know first hand how hard it can be to navigate this difficult path, and we really value the work the charity does in our community. Please give whatever you can to this amazing charity.”
To find out more information on Tom’s fundraising efforts, and to donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tom-dean-1?utm_term=pgAkrR9D6.