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Mars wins award for Football Association partnership

Published: 30 Oct 2012 06:300 comments

SLOUGH-BASED Mars Chocolate UK's partnership with the Football Association (FA) won a bronze award at the prestigious Food and Drink Federation Community Partnership Awards.

SLOUGH-BASED Mars Chocolate UK's partnership with the Football Association (FA) won a bronze award at the prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards.

The awards, held at Shakespeare's Globe, in London, on Wednesday last week (24), rewards businesses for making a positive difference.

The FA Mars 'Just Play' programme won in the health and wellbeing category for helping adults become more active.

The programme is designed to remove the barriers to playing football by providing casual, play as you go 'kickabouts', supervised by an FA level one coach, at sites across the UK.

Terry Jones, FDF director of communications, said: "Our Community Partnership Awards are an important opportunity to recognise the positive impact food and drink businesses have across the country and to celebrate their economic success.

"Whether it's working with local schools, sourcing ingredients sustainably or showcasing British products on the global stage, the food and drink sector is full of great examples of how businesses can be both successful and responsible.

"This year's winners are an inspiration to all businesses, both in and out of the food chain, and show not only what can be achieved when companies are committed to making a positive difference, but also why our sector is a such great place to be."

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