Here at Borderfields, we are very proud to be raising money to support life-saving charitable research and furthering the reach of cold-pressed rapeseed oil as a healthier option. This year we have partnered with the British Heart Foundation.
We have launched our jointly-branded bottle with the charity to be sold across supermarkets in the UK from February. To celebrate this partnership and raise vital funds, we are donating 10p from every co-branded bottle and hope to raise more than £50,000.
Director at Borderfields, Paul Davenport, said: “We are always looking to spread the message that rapeseed is a healthier option when it comes to cooking with oil. After all, cold-pressed rapeseed oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and can be used to complement a heart-healthy diet.
“Our partnering with the British Heart Foundation is something we are very proud of, they are a charity that does fantastic work and we too will be working hard to secure our target of £50,000 which will help fund the charity’s life saving research. We feel the co-branded, colourful packaging will stand out on the shelves and promote the health benefits of cold pressed rapeseed oil.”
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive at the BHF, said, “Heart and circulatory diseases kills around 150,000 people each year in the UK – that’s one person every three minutes. We urgently need to fund more research to help end this heartbreak and save lives. So we’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Borderfields’ charity partner.
“We’re excited to see the co-branded bottles of Borderfields oil on supermarket shelves. It’s thanks to the support of companies like Borderfields that we can fund life saving research to help the seven million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases.”
Victoria Taylor, Nutrition Lead at the BHF, said: “Switching from saturated fats, like butter and coconut oil, to unsaturated fats, like rapeseed oil, can have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels, helping to lower the non-HDL, or ‘bad’, cholesterol that is linked to an increased risk of heart and circulatory diseases.”
You will be able to track how much we are raising on a weekly basis, thanks to our accumulator graphic, which will be updated throughout 2019!