​Cornwall charities thank Kensey Foods

Cheque presentation celebrates £20,000 fundraising effort


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The Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Dash of Silver charity are two local charities benefiting from a £20,000 fund raising effort at Kensey Foods in Launceston.

Three teams from Kensey participated in the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge with £15,246 raised for Dash of Silver, a charity founded by Dan Silver who works at Kensey Foods.  Dan’s vision has been to set up a male cancer support group in Plymouth and create further awareness of male cancer, inspired by his own battle with cancer.

In addition £2,251 was raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance from the Challenge and a cyclathon at Tesco Launceston, a raffle and collection boxes. A further £2,000 was raised for the Charles Causley Society and £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Two of the Kensey teams did so well at the event they won extra cash awards for their chosen charities. The  Kensey Foods ‘Lattice Lakers’ team (Jack Atkinson, John Barnes, Marc Smerdon & Matt Hammond) won one of the event’s Super Tough categories and received an extra £1,000 charity award. The Kensey Foods ‘Kernow Kings’ team (Jonathan Cowell, Dan Zackey, Darren Cornish & Matt Worsfold) won a similar £1,000 award to add to their charity total after being named one of the top fund raising teams. Jonathan Cowell, Kensey Foods, Finance Director said “All the Kensey teams enjoyed training, fundraising and competing in both weekends, and it was made even more special by winning a further £2,000 to give towards two charities which are very close to our hearts in Cornwall.”

​Cornwall charities thank Kensey Foods
Becky Wise (Cornwall Air Ambulance) visited Kensey to receive a cheque for the charity.  Also pictured is Dan Silver receiving a cheque for the Dash of Silver charity, along with some of the Kensey Foods Charity Challenge participants.

Also pictured are Kensey Foods ‘Kernow Kings’, left - right; Darren Cornish, Dan Zackey, Matt Worsfold & Jonathan Cowell.