Nestlé donate £100,000 to York’s flood appeal


One of York’s largest employers has donated £100,000 to the city’s flood appeal.

This money from Nestlé means the fund, which was only launched on Tuesday, has now collected £137,000.

It aims to help York residents affected by the flooding to get back on their feet.

The flooding hit hundreds of homes in the city along the Ouse and the Foss and has led to the closure of tourist attractions including the Jorvik Viking Centre.

Funds will now be used to provide essential household items, such as carpets and washing machines, and the costs of living in temporary accommodation or paying for extra heating.

Dame Fiona Kendrick, chairman and chief executive of Nestlé UK said: “As one of York’s biggest employers it has been very concerning to see the effect of these floods on the local community.

“We want to join those who have rallied round to support the relief effort, including many of our employees, and we have already been able to provide food, drink and other supplies. We now hope this £100,000 donation will help the York Flood Appeal provide vital support to those in need at such a difficult time.”

Nestle is also a major employer in Calderdale with a factory in Halifax.

The factory employs up to 1,000 people at times of peak production.

In recent years, Nestlé invested £28 million into the site expanding its manufacturing capability for competitive production for both the UK and overseas markets.