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01/11/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2021 06:00

Seven-years ‘not out’ as Ornua Foods renews cricket club sponsorship

January 11, 2021

Proud to have been part of the Leek community since 1922, Ornua Foods UK is continuing to support various local initiatives, charities, and sporting clubs. For the last seven years Ornua, which operates the major cheese packing facility on Barnfield's industrial estate, has been one Leek Cricket Club's key sponsors, which will celebrate its 177th birthday this year.

With over 300 members, including three senior teams and over 90 children from Leek and the surrounding area, Ornua is delighted to be supporting the fantastic work that Leek Cricket Club does in helping inspiring local children into the sport.

This year, alongside its annual sponsorship, Ornua also helped support the Cricket Club's Christmas '100 Club' draw which saw one lucky member win a cricket bat and ball made of cheese.

Bill Hunter, Managing Director at Ornua Foods UK, commented, 'As a Leek-based business and one of the largest employers in the area, we believe that it is vital that we play an active role in supporting the wider local community. In line with this, we are extremely proud to support such an active and successful local sporting club. One that plays an important role in the community by providing the opportunity, environment and facilities for both children and adults in the local area to get involved in a great team sport. We have been sponsoring the Cricket Club for over seven years, and we always look forward to our annual 20/20 match which sees the Club and Ornua go head-to-head. It's a great opportunity to meet the players and learn more about the Club, as well as have a bit of friendly competition'.