Fracino's fantastic fundraising boosts 2019 Children In Need appeal.

Commitment, enthusiasm and top teamwork have ensured the success of Fracino’s fundraising for the inspirational Children in Need appeal.

A Duck Race sweepstake, raffle and cake sale were among the colourful and scrumptious offerings - with employees also making donations to don Children in Need outfits or yellow-coloured garments.

The sterling efforts raised £500 after Fracino’s directors doubled the monies collected from the event which generated a buzz throughout the world-class manufacturing facility.

Children in Need - the BBC's official UK charity - raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect.

Fracino’s valuable contribution went towards the total £47.9m raised nationwide with high-profile personalities including stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders fuelling fundraising on a five-hour telethon.

Comedian and presenter Graham Norton gave three children the chance to take a seat on his chat show sofa - and the opportunity to tip celebrities telling jokes out of his renowned big red chair.

Additional highlights saw a trio of England footballers - Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling - delighting children from the England Amputee Football Association with a personal visit.

Before the event got underway TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal had collected over £1m following a 24-hour karaoke marathon on BBC Radio 2.

Said Fracino MD, Adrian Maxwell: “Supporting worthy causes has always been important to us a business. Well done to our team who threw themselves into the spirit of the day and helped to further this tremendous cause.”

A long-standing champion of giving back to its communities, Fracino supports sporting and charitable activities locally and in the wider regions.

This year the manufacturer furthered a campaign to give Armed Forces veterans a new lease of life by donating espresso machines, grinders and knockout drawers to Combat2Coffee which trains veterans to become baristas and helps them to find work placements or outreach support.