Community Focused Business of the Year 2017 Finalist – Lake District Farmers

Lake District Farmers have been made it to the finals for the generosity of the team in their donations to local charities and their continue efforts to fundraise in the local area.

Lake District Farmers supply premium quality, breed specific meat products, direct to fine dining establishments throughout the UK, providing customers with the full supply chain history, whilst supporting the Farmers and their local community within the Lake District and surrounding areas.

lba17_cfb_lake-district-farmers_dan-austin-resize-for-blogThe company is run with a team that includes Daniel Austin.  The team at Lake District Farmers decided that they would like to make sure they gave back to the communities that they live, work and raise their families in and in memory of the founder of the company, set up the Ray Armstrong Foundation.  So, every month the company donates money to a chosen local charity in the area. The charities and people are suggested by the staff and then with the whole team together, they decide on who will benefit that month.  Daniel says “…it is a difficult meeting as there are so many great deserving charities, groups and people out there, some of the stories have me and the team in tears…”

Despite having their own setbacks over the past few years, of fires and landslides destroying the premises, the spirit of the team has never wavered and they just get up and give it another go, making sure that the business thrives so it can continue to make a difference in so many local people’s lives.

As well as the donations, the team are always looking after people who need help and will individually fundraise for the Ray Armstrong charity so that local people can benefit.  Although the team are very busy with the business, they are never too busy to help including one year where Daniel dressed up as a Santa Elf and gave chocolates to the residents at Ostely house.

People who have benefited from the kindness of Daniel and his team say “Dan and the team are just brilliant, their donation made such a huge difference to my sons life, its so nice to see him smile when he plays on the play area that was provided for us by Dan and his team, an amazing company and amazing people. “


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