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North Yorkshire rapeseed oil business smashes target for charity walk

North Yorkshire rapeseed oil business smashes target for charity walk


Staff at a Thixendale business have raised over £4,000 for its charity of the year.


To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Week (16-21stMarch),16 members of the Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil team walked, cycled or ran 662 miles for Downright Special: a charity thatsupports children with Down Syndrome in Hull and East Yorkshire.


The event was organised by Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Marcelle Tisserant: "Our plan was to walk, cycle or run 500 miles to raise £1000 and we're over the moon that our amazing team exceeded our expectations on terms of mileage and our fabulous supporters helped us to quadruple our fundraising target."


"Everyone at Downright Special is absolutely delighted to be Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Charity of the Year. Their support to our charity has been wonderful and to have raised over £4000 on the charity walk is phenomenal, especially in these challenging times," said Louise Smith from Downright Special.


"This amount will really help us to continue to deliver our regular play and education sessions, our outreach work in schools and all the other activities we do to ensure children with Down syndrome can reach their full potential."


The team plans to raise more money throughout the year with 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: Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil team members who helped to raise £4,000 for Downright Special Some of the YRO team


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  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,Instagramand on theirblog.
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