Spalding import firm’s £3,000 for charities

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TWO charities have been given a slice of £3,000 from a Spalding-based fruit import firm.

Cheques for £1,500 have been handed to LIVES and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance from staff at UNIVEG Katopé UK.

The money was raised from the internal sale of fruit boxes, using fruit that is held back for quality control sampling.

Staff were then given the opportunity to put forward names of their favoured charities to receive the proceeds.

A spokesman for the firm said LIVES and the air ambulance were both an “overwhelming choice”.

UNIVEG employee Alan Cawley is a LIVES first responder but was unable to attend the presentation.

Managing director David Prince and finance director Richard Baker handed over the cheques to Nigel Perry and Angela Goodyear from LIVES and Tom and Heather Chambers from the air ambulance.