The Penrith firm raised the funding through donations from sales of their small Steak and Eden Best Ale over January and February. For every pie sold during this period, 30p was donated to the appeal which gives grants to those in the county who are vulnerable to plummeting temperatures.
The grants, in particular, help those over 60 with their heating costs during winter. At this time of year, many have to choose between heating and eating and grants from the foundation, which are made up of donations, help to alleviate the pressures.
Philip Cranston, Managing Director of Cranstons, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to raise a generous sum for the Winter Warmth Appeal. We’d like to thank our customers for supporting the appeal through purchasing our Steak and Eden Best Ale pies throughout the first two months of 2018.”
Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Cumbria Community Foundation said: “We can’t thank the team at Cranston’s enough for supporting our Winter Warmth Appeal. Recent falling temperatures has placed an increasing financial stress on the over 60s, with many having to ration their energy use through the winter months. No one should have to choose between heating and eating. This money, along with the many other donations we have received, will improve the lives of older people across the county.”