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."

Jump to first paragraph.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Get more stories from our Roundup section

25 Apr 2014 08:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Justice is served to Reading's drug barons

JUSTICE caught up with Reading’s drug barons as a major police crackdown on the town’s street dealers came to an end.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 18:00

New firefighters' strike over continuing dispute with Government over pensions

FIREFIGHTERS will strike again next week over a continuing dispute with the Government over pensions.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Serial fraudster handed 28 month jail sentence for crime spree in Newbury

A SERIAL fraudster who targeted shops and families in Newbury has been jailed for 28 months.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 16:00 • Andy Wilkins

New showroom receives warm welcome as it opens in heart of a village

A NEW showroom received a warm welcome from residents as it opened in the heart of a village.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 15:29 • Joe Gammie

Call to take action and share views on NHS

HEALTH bosses are issuing a rallying call for patients and the public to join a debate on how the NHS will cope with the aging population and spiralling costs.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 14:40 • Nick Gutteridge

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister David Cameron rubbishes Reading garden city proposal

DAVID CAMERON has today rubbished controversial proposals to build a 30,000-home garden city to the south of Reading.

Social: Comments1 comment

24 Apr 2014 14:30

Royal Berks industrial action called off

INDUSTRIAL action over an ongoing dispute with hospital bosses about staff levels and patient safety has been called off.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 13:30 • Nick Gutteridge

West Berkshire sex offender smirked as he was taken from court

A REMORSELESS sex offender grinned at the mother of his 12-year-old victim before swaggering from court to start a three year jail sentence.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 12:30 • Newsdesk

Oakley Green hospital staff donate Easter Eggs to Maidenhead Food Share project

EGGS-TRAORDINARY generosity has been show by psychiatric hospital staff to help those less fortunate.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 10:30 • Nick Gutteridge

EXCLUSIVE: Opposition growing to plans for a garden city to the south of Reading

FURIOUS neighbours issued a call to arms last night as they vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to stop plans to build a 30,000-home garden city south of Reading.

Social: Comments1 comment

24 Apr 2014 10:30 • Andy Wilkins

Village could 'become a housing estate' if application for housing is approved

COUNCILLORS have voiced fears that a village could 'become a housing estate’ if a revised application for housing is given the go-ahead.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 10:20 • James Ash

Going back to wartime

HISTORY lovers from across the south came together last weekend as a country manor returned to World War II.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 09:42 • James Ash

Tilehurst teen's top score for charity

A DEDICATED teenager has raised nearly £3,000 for a charity football match.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 17:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Social housing company launches action plan to improve lives of Old Windsor residents

A SOCIAL housing firm has launched an action plan to help improve the lives of residents of a village.

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 15:30 • Daniel Whiteway

Eight weeks of delays facing drivers around Holyport but issue could have stretched out for more than a year

MOTORISTS are facing eight weeks of delays as gas supply works get underway for a new school - but they could have been stretched out for more than a year

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 13:30 • Andy Wilkins

Children enjoy fun and games at action-packed Easter play scheme

THERE was plenty of egg-citing fun and games on the timetable for youngsters at an action-packed Easter play scheme.

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 12:00 • Tessa Watkins

V-amping it up at The Oracle

THOUSANDS of screaming fans queued for hours for the chance to meet their favourite band at an eagerly anticipated album signing.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 11:30

Cancer support service to offer advice to residents

A CANCER support service will stop off in Slough and Windsor next week to offer free advice.

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 11:30 • Daniel Whiteway

'Flooding envoy' rules out Government footing entire bill for Lower Thames Flood Risk Management Scheme

HOPES the government would foot the bill for a multi-million pound flood relief scheme appear to have been shattered.

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 09:30

Plans for school for children with autism gathers pace after consultation

PLANS to open a new free school specifically for children with autism has gathered pace after a public consultation day,

Social: Comments0 comments