Lanark-based Border Biscuits has donated over 60,000 biscuits to NHS hospitals and care homes since lockdown started, with that number continuing to rise.
The company has made the donations through its Community Support charitable foundation, to which it donates 10% of profits each year. Normally aimed at supporting projects that benefit Lanark or its townsfolk, Border Community Support has shifted focus during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A large portion of the biscuits donated so far has been to hospitals throughout NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothians, including Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Western General Hospital and St John’s Hospital in the Lothians alongside Hairmyres University Hospital, Wishaw University Hospital and Monklands University Hospital in Lanarkshire.
John Cunningham, Managing Director of Border Biscuits, said: “We wanted to play our part in providing support to the brilliant staff within our NHS and care homes who are on the frontline of our country’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
“We are pleased to hear from feedback that our biscuits are giving NHS and care home staff a boost during their shifts at this time. We are not stopping there, however, and our Community Support team’s work is continuing to provide even more support where we can in these areas.”