Eley Hawk supports The Country Food Trust

Eley Hawk becomes a key supporter of The Country Food Trust

Date 15th October 2019

Eley Hawk is pleased to announce the beginning of a new partnership as a key supporter of The Country Food Trust. Speaking of the announcement Rodrigo Crespo MD of Eley Hawk  “When asked to become a supporter it was clear that the aims and objectives of the charity were very closely aligned to the future direction of both organisations”. Rodrigo continued “Eley Hawk has been on a positive growth trajectory in recent years as new ranges and new products and innovations like the biodegradable hydro-soluble Pro Eco wad for steel cartridges have underscored our commitment to sustainable shooting practices. Extending our support to this charity is just one way in which we can give back into this endeavour to help share our success further afield to people who desperately need help.”

“We would commend this charity to our trade customers, and consumers who shoot our products as a worthwhile cause to provide a helping hand up to those living in poverty when they need it most.

Tim Woodward who is the chief executive of The Country Food Trust stated “We are so pleased to welcome a long-established company, Eley Hawk, to our growing rosta of Key supporters. Having them on board gives a major boost to the way we operate by ensuring that we can continue the work we do! We recently passed an amazing landmark of over 350 000 meals served via over 1000 other food banks and homeless charities who help the most vulnerable in society.” This is a real team effort right across the UK and supporters like Eley Hawk should be rightly proud of what they will achieve with us going forward. We have an ambitious target to hit - to help provide over 1 million meals served. We are passionately committed to ensuring that the shooting community does our level best to support this objective. If anyone wants to know more about how to help us going forward then contact us via www.thecountryfoodtrust.org or contact us on [email protected].

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EDITORS NOTES

BACKGROUND – ELEY HAWK LTD

Eley Hawk and the Eley Brand have become synonymous with Leading shooting performance. Since 1828, Eley has been producing the finest quality cartridges in Great Britain. I truly Iconic British brand with a rich heritage that has been carefully built on over-time for nearly 200 years. No other brand of cartridges in the UK has the depth of History which has made Eley one of the best loved brands for generations of shooters in Game and Clay shooting.

BACKGROUND – Country food trust

The Country Food Trust was established in 2015 with the aim of feeding people in need. It does so using game meat and is funded by individuals and companies involved with field sports. We are delighted that Eley Hawk is one of the companies that support our charity and has helped us create over 350,000 meals for people in need since inception.

Our aim is to produce over 1 million meals in our first five years to help some of the 14 million people in the UK who the Joseph Rowntree Foundation classify as living in poverty. People who have to make a decision between necessities such as food, clothing, and heating.

The Country Food Trust makes two products, which are both low in cholesterol and high in vitamins. The Country Casserole, a nutritious and warming pheasant casserole with lentils, vegetables and herbs, and The Country Curry, a delicious and mildly spicy pheasant curry with squash, tomatoes, coconut, and spices. Our chef, Tim Maddams, who was formerly the Head Chef at The River Cottage, devised these meals and they are supplied in special pouches, which means they do not need to be stored in a chilled environment, have a one-year shelf life, and are easy to prepare.  We also deliver frozen pheasant breast meat to charities that cook for people in need in-house.

To find out more about our work or support us then please have a look at the website at www.thecountryfoodtrust.org or contact us on [email protected].

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