Reed Boardall’s charity donation

Reed Boardall Group chief executive Keith Boardall hands the cheque to Coun Liz Vose. (S)
Reed Boardall Group chief executive Keith Boardall hands the cheque to Coun Liz Vose. (S)

Boroughbridge’s largest employer is continuing its commitment to the local community with a donation of £2,000 to the Mayor’s charity Communicare.

Reed Boardall Group chief executive Keith Boardall handed over the cheque to the Mayor of Boroughbridge, Coun Liz Vose, outside the council offices in Hall Square.

Keith Boardall said: “This is our home town, and Reed Boardall and its work people are part of the community. It’s a great pleasure to continue to help with funding for Communicare and to work in partnership with the Mayor in trying to make a difference here on our own patch.”

Boroughbridge and District Community Care – Communicare for short – which was set up almost 20 years ago to help all sections of the community.

Services include a lunch club for retired people, visiting schemes and transport help for the elderly and needy, all run by local volunteers.

Communicare also has its own minibus for which Reed Boardall made the single largest donation - £10,000 – when it was bought in 2010. Since then, volunteers from the refrigerated transport and cold storage hub on Bar Lane have also acted as drivers.

Coun Vose said: “I speak on behalf of the council when I say an enormous thank you to Reed Boardall for its commitment to the town and its people.

“The company makes a valuable contribution to Boroughbridge, and not just as an employer. Reed Boardall has consistently shown that it is prepared to support our schools, businesses, shops and deserving individuals as well as community charities like mine, which simply could not exist without this kind of financial help.”