Oldham Foodbank was Ultimate Products’ chosen charity of the year from August 2022 to July 2023.
Throughout the year, the Ultimate Products charity committee organised a range of events to raise money for the charity, including Manchester 10K, a Lake District, bake-offs and raffles, as well as regular food donations.
One of the highlights of the year was the Manchester 10K. 52 employees took part, and the team raised a total of £5,000 in sponsorship – enough to feel 200-250 people for a week.
In total, Ultimate Products has provided 196 hours of volunteering time, donated 1,600kg of food and toiletries and raised a huge £21,133.13.
Oldham Foodbank visited the UP head office in August a cheque for the donation and was joined by the UP charity committee.
Simon Showman, ceo of UPGS, commented: “Supporting our local community is a huge priority for Ultimate Products as part of our ESG commitments. We’re incredibly proud to have donated such a large amount to our local foodbank at a period when people have needed it most.”
This year, Ultimate has chosen K.O.G.S (Keep Our Girls Safe) as its charity of the year, an Oldham-based charity which educates young people on unhealthy relationship, supporting those who have been groomed or exploited.