DePuy Synthes staff support local foodbank

Staff at Beeston-based DePuy Synthes gave up their weekend back in July to take a walk or cycle challenge, raising over £10,000 for a local foodbank in the process.

The Holbeck & Beeston foodbank has had support from DePuy staff for some years with Kerry Seymour and Catherine Hawkin personally delivering up to 8 emergency food parcels in their lunch hour each day.

Regular collections from staff at the medical devices company (part of Johnson & Johnson) contribute £250 worth of food a week. Now 278 took a sponsored 88 mile cycle, or 28 mile walking challenge in a figure of eight route around Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales.

Organiser Kerry Seymour commented:

“It was amazing to see so many people coming together and it shows a real demonstration of the commitment that we have as individuals and as a business at J&J to making a difference.”

Kerry Seymour with a cheque for £10,061.20