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North Yorkshire business launches new dressing to raise funds for charity

North Yorkshire business launches new dressing to raise funds for charity


The team at a North Yorkshire rapeseed oilbusiness has launched a new product as part of a fundraising drivefor its charity of the year.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's new Yorkshire Blue Cheese Dressing is a collaboration between the Thixendale business and Shepherds Purse from Thirsk and is a combination of award-winning extra virgin rapeseed oil, Yorkshire Blue artisan cheese, white wine vinegar and honey.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's charity of the year for 2019 is Hull based charity Nice 2b Nicethat works as part of the Life for a Kid Foundation.Nice 2b Nicesupports disadvantaged children under the age of 16 living in the Hull and East-Riding area and uses therapy dog, Lewis tobring comfort to sick children and those with learning disabilities.


Of the fundraising, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Marcelle Tisserant said: "We invited our facebook followers to nominate a charity for our 2019 fundraising. We shortlisted three charities for a public vote and were delighted that Nice 2b Nice came out on top. We're looking forward to raising valuable funds for this amazing charity."


The charity's founder, David Freer is delighted that Nice 2b Nice will benefit from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's fundraising:"We're delighted that the team has chosen to support us.


"Dogs like Lewis spread a lot of happiness and provide a mental lift for those who are hospitalised or receiving medical treatment at home," he added.


The launch of the limited edition dressing is being supported with a social media competition to win private tours around Shepherds Purse and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, with lunch in the private dining roomat Dom's Kitchen in Malton.The winner will be drawn at 4pm on the last day of the Great Yorkshire Show on 11thJuly.


Throughout 2019, the team at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil will raise money from sporting events, a charity beer festival and sales of the limited edition dressing.


The dressing is available from farm shops, delis and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire and at food festivals nationwide.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. They produce a range ofoils, dressings and mayonnaisebased on their award-winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home. Their Yorkshire Wolds grown rapeis pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm. 




Photo: David Freer and Marcelle Tisserant on the Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil farm David Freer and Marcelle Tisserant


For more information or to arrange an interview withMarcelle or David,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, please visit can also keep up with the latest news and updates from the business onTwitter,Facebook,Pinterestand on theirblog.
  2. For more information about Shepherd's Purse, please visit
  3. David Freer established Nice 2b Nice in 2014 after campaigning to raise funds to replace a boy's stolen wheelchair. For more information, please visit
  4. The cold-pressed oil is extracted using a natural and chemical-free method, and is extra virgin as it is put through the presser just once. This means it retains all its taste, colour and health benefits, with a balance of omega 3, 6 and 9.