Staff at Treatt in Bury St Edmunds produce pet calendar to raise money for care farm

Treatt staff at Thurston's Field of Dreams Care Farm with Mark Byford. Picture: TREATT

Treatt staff at Thurston's Field of Dreams Care Farm with Mark Byford. Picture: TREATT - Credit: Archant

A group of colleagues at a Bury St Edmunds-based beverage ingredients company have produced their very own pet calendar to raise money for a community project.

Staff at Treatt, in Northern Way, submitted photographs of their pets for an entry fee, and the best 12 snaps were selected for the desk and wall calendars.

The calendars were then sold at an event at Treatt and, alongside a bake sale, raised more than £700.

The money is going to the Field of Dreams Care Farm in Thurston, which provides training and educational resources for disadvantaged young people and adults.

Mark Byford, of Field of Dreams, said: “The farm is a great opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and confidence to move forward in a positive direction both now and beyond, often resulting in meaningful employment for them.

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“Congratulations and a massive thank you to Treatt for raising this money for us which will all be invested in the farm and will have a big and immediate impact on its growth and development.”

Jo Cross, Treatt’s process control manager, said: “Team work is one of our values here at Treatt and it was great to see so many employees submit photos of their pets, hoping to win a space in the calendar.

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“From there we worked hard to choose the winning entries and produce the calendar. It was sold over a lunchtime bake sale and most of the calendars were sold within the first hour.

“We are very happy and proud to support a fantastic project, such as the Field of Dreams.”

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