We’re hosting our 20th Charity Ball

We’re hosting our 20th charity ball in November which has collectively raised over £700,000 for various charities since it began.

We raised a whopping £40,000 for children’s charity, Cash for Kids at last year’s ball. Cash for Kids provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester. Each year they hope to have thousands of pounds available for grants to different projects, small children’s charities, and individuals, all of whom are in need of help in some way.  All money raised locally is spent locally and goes to children and young people under 18 throughout Greater Manchester, with mental, physical or sensory disabilities, with behavioural or psychological disorders, living in poverty or situations of deprivation, suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.

Our next annual Charity Ball will support Walking with the Wounded, a charity that helps raise much needed funds for vulnerable veterans to help them to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence.

Mark Duerr, Managing Director of F. Duerr & Sons said:

“We are thrilled to once again host our annual charity ball to support another hugely worthy charity. We’re a family business and it’s important to us that we give back to communities and support charities that need it. We’re proud of how much we’ve raised over the past 20 years and appreciate each and every person who joins us to support the charities and give back. We’re looking forward to the same again this year!”

Michelle Williamson, Charity Manager for Cash for Kids:

“We are incredibly grateful for the donation from Duerr’s – it’s a huge amount of money that will help us to continue the important work we do for so many youngsters in our communities. A massive thank you to the team at Duerr’s and everyone who attended the ball and supported us – we simply couldn’t help as many children as we do without the support of companies like Duerr’s.”

This year’s Duerr’s Charity Ball will be held on Saturday 9th November at The Hilton Hotel Manchester. There will be top quality entertainment, prizes to be won and fabulous auction items to bid on. The theme this year will be ‘Back to the 80’s’.

For further information or tickets please get in touch with Sharon Lees –  01619460535/ sharon.lees@duerrs.co.uk

Duerr’s collaborates with Manchester artists for new jams and marmalades range

We recently launched a new range of innovative jams and marmalades featuring unique packaging designed by artists.

Our Artists Range includes four fruity jams and four zesty marmalades, all of which have a bespoke, bold label design crafted by artists with a connection to Manchester, where we’ve been perfecting its preserves since 1881.

The Seville Orange Marmalades – Thick Cut, Fine Cut, Half Sugar and Manchester Marmalade – pack plenty of flavour. We use the finest juicy Seville oranges to create a unique recipe that perfectly balances sweetness and sharpness to give a moreish marmalade. The Half Sugar, Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade is filled with zest and tang, but with reduced sugar for health-conscious shoppers.

Our new jams have taken traditional flavours to a new level with a modern, zingy twist. Blueberry & Lime Jam brings a mix of sweet and citrus flavours, while Strawberry & Elderflower Jam is like a taste of summer with a sweet, delicate taste. Raspberry & Orange Jam is bursting with flavour, filled with the juiciest raspberries and sweet oranges, and Ginger & Honey Jam contains a warming kick of spice with subtle notes of honey.

The full Artists Range is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.

Richard Duerr, sales and marketing director of F. Duerr & Sons said:

‘‘We pride ourselves on making delicious jams and marmalades which are full of flavour, in the city we love. So, in celebration of Manchester’s vibrancy and creativity, we teamed up with local artists to help us create labels that will stand out to shoppers.

“Our flavour combinations also bring something new to the market, keeping taste buds tingling.”

Duerr’s make sweet contribution to local charity

We recently donated hundreds of jars of our preserves to support Feeding Birkenhead’s community shop.

Back in February we donated 300 jars of its jams, marmalades, honey and peanut butter to Number 7, a Feeding Birkenhead citizen’s cafe and supermarket.

The non-profit food shop aims to help build the community’s resilience against hunger, utilising good quality food supplies to enable individuals and families on low incomes to purchase food at heavily reduced prices.

Mark Duerr, managing director of F Duerr & Sons said:

“We are thrilled to be supporting Feeding Birkenhead’s citizen’s shop – it’s such a fantastic organisation and the work they do is vitally important to the local community.

“Our family business is committed to supporting families across the North West and we are thrilled to be able to donate our products for all to enjoy.”

Kay Penkethman, manager of Feeding Birkinhead’s Number 7 supermarket said:

“We’re delighted with the donations from Duerr’s. The product range and variety is the perfect addition to our store and we have no doubt that they will be enjoyed by families across Birkenhead.”

We’ve been producing high-quality and innovative jams, marmalades, sweet spreads and condiments from our two sites in Manchester for over 135 years.