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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte Windle

Devizes butcher’s top ten meaty helpings - July 2020

Devizes based butchers Walter‎ Rose & Son, finalists in Britain’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year, have provided ten of their prized, top selling Essentials Meat Boxes to Malmesbury charity HEALS. Sponsored by the James Dyson Foundation, HEALS volunteers delivered the food boxes to ten vulnerable, local families in the town last week.

The boxes contained fresh meat, sausages, bacon, burgers, faggots, organic eggs and milk. Walter Rose & Sons meat is sourced from local Wiltshire farms and features on the menu of top restaurants and at Harrods and on TV shows like MasterChef. The family’s fourth generation of Jack Cook and his brother Charlie run the award winning business.

Master Butcher, Jack Cook said "Our main business is supplying meat to the UK’s top restaurants, shops and gastro pubs. Lockdown has hit us hard. But as a family firm and with support from customers and local businesses, we wanted to help other families going through difficult times. Calcot & Spa are our customers. We heard about their great emergency meals work with HEALS‎ and wanted to help. HEALS does so much good work in and around Malmesbury."

Commenting on the donation HEALS Chair of Trustees, Cllr Gavin Grant said, “This is a great boost to local families. We know the meals are helping but many are still struggling with school meal vouchers.‎ The 10 meat packs will really help. We are very grateful both to the Dyson Foundation for their funding and to Jack and Charlie for thinking of us."

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