Moy Park Fund boosts Ballymena group

A social enterprise group in Ballymena has been given a financial boost from the Moy Park Community Support Fund.

Monday, 4th January 2021, 11:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 10:10 am

Moy Park has awarded over £60,000 to 15 community organisations across the UK for projects aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of those in need.

One group to benefit in Northern Ireland is Brookeville Enterprises in Ballymena.

The social enterprise runs the community allotments in Ballymena and supports other local community and club groups with home-grown produce.

Aaron Whiteman, Head of Complex at Moy Park Ballymena is pictured with William Millar and Tommy Johnston from Brookeville Enterprises. Brookeville Enterprises received £2,400 from the Moy Park Community Support Fund to support its community allotment social enterprise.

William Millar, Chairman of Brookeville Enterprises said: “Ballymena is a place with an immense sense of community and goodwill and we are thrilled to receive funding from Moy Park. With their help and through other fundraising activity, we are one step closer to becoming a self-sustaining enterprise – growing and selling produce from the community allotments to help others. We also plan to open a community kitchen space, creating meals from what we grow on-site. We support many other local groups including senior centres and our expansion means we are also able to grow our assistance to them.”