HELPING TO COMBAT LONELINESS ON NATIONAL BISCUIT DAY
Burton’s Biscuit Co. is hugely appreciative of the support and care shown by charities and organisations supporting people in need, including those based in the communities close to our head office and bakeries.
So, it’s only fitting that on today’s National Biscuit Day (May 29th), when the nation celebrates all that’s great about biscuits, we show our support for those unsung heroes who work tirelessly to help others.
The current pandemic has highlighted just how many people feel isolated or lonely and that’s why across our bakeries we have identified a number of charities or organisations which focus on combatting loneliness or supporting elderly people at risk of social isolation.
As a small token of our appreciation, today each nominated charity will receive a bumper Burton’s Biscuits hamper full of some of the nation’s favourites including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Thomas Fudge’s and Paterson shortbread.
“The love and care these organisations show for people in need, including those facing loneliness, is truly inspirational and we wanted to show our support and appreciation with donations in recognition and applause of the tremendous work they are doing,” says Nick Field, Burton’s Biscuits CEO.
“We’ve always had a deep-rooted commitment to our local communities and we’re proud to be supporting those most in need during these challenging times.”
We’ll also be highlighting some fun biscuit facts throughout today. For example, did you know that Maryland Cookies, the UK’s biggest cookie brand, was inspired by a visit to Maryland USA and launched in our Blackpool Bakery in 1956…over 60 years ago!