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Tim’s Ties help Mr Fothergill’s Raise Money for BBC Children in Need

Taking up the challenge once again, Mr Fothergill’s has helped raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need this year, by smartening up and wearing a ‘Tie for Tim’.

Despite many staff currently working from home, it didn’t stop them making a massive effort as photographic evidence of ‘tie attire’ was emailed in. Even the dog of one of the Production department’s staff joined in the fun!…

Those working on site at Kentford in Suffolk also took part, as did Mr Fothergill’s off-site packing facility, as well as sister company Darlac and even the Australian side of the business. Tim Jeffries (Mr Fothergill’s Commercial Director) donated £1 for each tie worn, a figure that was this year matched by all the directors at Mr Fothergill’s.

Tim commented “Many in the charity sector have been hugely affected during the pandemic, making it more important than ever for Mr Fothergill’s to support one of our most important causes – BBC Children in Need. I am so pleased that even during such a restrictive and uneasy time, staff have once more, really got behind our fundraising efforts.”

The money raised has been added to sales of Mr Fothergill’s Sunflower Pudsey and Pumpkin Pudsey seed packets, with 30p from each going directly to BBC Children in Need. To date over £30,000 has been donated to the charity.

Lucy Tunn, Partnership Account Manager at BBC Children in Need said “Here at BBC Children in Need, we will do everything in our power to help children and young people get through the current crisis and give them a brighter future. We would like to thank Mr Fothergill’s for their continued support in these extraordinarily challenging times.”

Sunflower Pudsey and Pumpkin Pudsey have an RRP of £1.99 and are available from selected garden retailers, online at www.mr-fothergills.co.uk and in Homebase stores.

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