Posted: Thursday - March 21, 2024 2:39 pm     
FareShare Midlands is now the proud owner of a luxurious pair of cufflinks, having won a prize in the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 12 Days of Christmas Competition. The stunning black enamel and pearl cushion cufflinks, valued at £600, were generously donated by unique jewellery manufacturers Deakin and Francis.

FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, taking nutritious surplus food from the food industry and getting it to frontline charities across the Midlands. Last year FareShare Midlands redistributed almost 6,000 tonnes of food, reaching 83,000 local charities and community organisations every week.

Since 1786 Deakin & Francis has been designing and manufacturing the world’s finest cufflinks and luxury accessories. Deakin & Francis are masters in the art of design, employing tools, traditions and techniques passed down from one generation to the next. Deakin & Francis’s team follow in the family traditions of craftsmanship and high attention to detail.
Marc Green, Head of Fundraising, FareShare Midlands said “We were so pleased and surprised to be one of the prize winners in the Chamber 12 Days of Christmas Competition! Having now taken ownership of the cufflinks, we are even more thrilled with the original design and exceptional quality and can’t thank Deakin & Francis enough for their generous prize gift. We are giving careful consideration to how we can best use these beautiful cufflinks to generate funds to help us feed even more local individuals and families this year”.
Henry Deakin, Managing Director, Deakin & Francis said “When I was informed that FareShare Midlands had won our donated prize of a pair of Onyx Cufflinks with Cultured Pearl Centre which we donated as part of the ChamberLink 12 days of Christmas competition, I was delighted that Deakin & Francis is able to support this wonderful organisation if only in a small way”. 

Nick Allen, Digital Marketing & CRM Manager, Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce said “Delighted to see FareShare Midlands win one of our 12 Days of Christmas prizes and give something back to a charity that helps so many others.”
Notes to editors 
To find out more about FareShare Midlands:

To find out more about Deakin & Francis:

To find out more about the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce:

Photo – Stella Broster - FareShare Midlands Communications Manager and Prize Winner, Marc Green – FareShare Midlands Head of Fundraising and Henry Deakin – Deakin & Francis Managing Director.

To discuss this press release please contact:
Stella Broster, Marketing & Communications Manager, FareShare Midlands 
e:, t: 07510 318837 
Benefits to you | FareShare Midlands - Fighting hunger, tackling food waste in the UK

Volunteer Benefits

We offer a broad range of benefits to everyone in our team with an aim to ensure that volunteering with us helps you to stay healthy, take opportunities to give back to your community and have the support you need.

Our Mission

Maximising the social value of surplus food.

Our Purpose

Fighting Hunger, tackling waste, creating opportunities.

Our Vision

A Midlands Region where no-one goes hungry when there is food being wasted, no child goes to school on an empty stomach, and where vulnerable people are supported to join our rejoin the workforce.

Our Values

Our Values and Behaviours Framework guides abd supports how we approach our work

Our Culture - the way we do things

  • At FareShare Midlands, our colleagues matter and we value the unique contributions we all bring to work, whilst taking care to support each other’s wellbeing.
  • Our culture is one where everyone is inspired to give their best everyday and has access to opportunities to grow and thrive, so we can confidently deliver vision, working together.
  • Our Staff Led Wellbeing Committee works closely with the Senior Team to help inform and guide our approach to Staff Wellbeing.
  • Our Aspirations for our People

    Our People and Culture Strategy drives and supports our culture.

    Subscribe to our Mailing List

    Sign up to our monthly newsletter for inspirational stories from our work and ways for you to join the fight against hunger and food waste. We’ll keep you up to speed with the latest food waste news and even share the odd recipe too.

    Keep me informed about

    Terms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyCookie PolicyData Protection

    Registered Charity Number 1146847 | All Rights Reserved FareShare Midlands 2023

    Website by OneLine Designs

    Donate Now