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North Yorkshire rapeseed oil business’ team effort to raise funds for charity

North Yorkshire rapeseed oil business' team effort to raise funds for charity


Staff at a Thixendale business have pledged to walk, cycle or run 500 miles to raise funds for its charity of the year.


Between 15thand 21stMarch, 16 members of the Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil team will each do 30 miles of their chosen activity and hope to raise £1,000 for Downright Special: a charity thatsupports children with Down Syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire.


The date and the distance are both significant as 15thMarch marks the start of Down Syndrome Awareness Week and 30 miles is the distance between Thixendale and Downright Special's base in Hull.


The event has been organised by Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Marcelle Tisserant: "Downright Specialwere our chosen charity of the year for 2020, but as the year did not go to plan for anyone, we've decided to support them this year and look forward to starting our fundraising on 15thMarch.


"Downright Special's goal is simple: to build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome and they do this with no funding from statutory agencies like the local authority or NHS. We can't wait to do our bit to raise funds to support them. We've lots of plans in place, so watch this space!"

The team members include 10 year oldCharlie and seven year old Ivy who will complete a mile for each year of their age.


The team plans to raise money through a series of events and a limited edition Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil product that will be available later in the year.It has set up aVirgin Money Giving Page which sends every donation directly to Downright Special.


Downright Special was formed in 2007 by a group of parents who set out to provide support to each other and any other parents who had children with Down syndrome. Itis a registered charity that assists families and professionals in all aspects of the care and education of children with Down syndrome, supporting them to achieve their full potential and promoting successful inclusion.


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 Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil that ispressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm. 




Photo:  Part of the fundraising team at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil The team from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil 

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

Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



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