Barrow firm’s £5,000 for youth zone

Jason Sheard of Total Food Service
Jason Sheard of Total Food Service

A seven strong team of charity fundraisers, including staff and retired workers from Total Foodservice, Barrow, and some of its suppliers have raised £5,000 for the Blackburn Youth Zone.

They undertook a 150-mile cycle challenge along the 
gruelling Lancashire Loop and the money raised will help the popular facility keep its admission at just 50p a visit, ensuring young people from across Blackburn, the Ribble Valley and the rest of East Lancashire can afford to take part in its wide range of activities.

Jason Sheard, purchasing manager at Total Foodservice, said: “Over the years we’ve raised over £14,000 by tackling the coast-to-coast and cycling the Yorkshire hills. We’re delighted to have raised such a large amount by taking on the Lancashire Loop.

“We would like to thank children for coming along on the day to give us some much valued roadside support; it really did give us the added motivation to get up the steep hills.

“We chose Blackburn Youth Zone, as the facility provides children from the wider area, including the Ribble Valley, with fantastic opportunities to empower themselves to shape their future and, hopefully, the generations that