JUTEXPO, the Broadway based manufacturer of re-usable bags, is to continue its support for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Last year the Evesham Road company raised £20,000 for the charity, the only one dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases.

The family run company first became aware of the work of the charity when five year old Emily, daughter of compliance director Sam Turner and granddaughter of managing director Barrie Turner, was born with the rare and life threatening liver disease, biliary atresia. Following a liver transplant at the age of just six months, Emily is now doing well, but the family is grateful for the support it received from CLDF and keen that it should be available for every family in that situation.

Barrie Turner said: "We adopted CLDF as our charity of the year in 2015 and the response from staff, customers and business associates was fantastic. A series of events, culminating in a Grand Summer Ball, meant that we reached a fantastic total but we’re determined to beat that this year.”

Fund raising activities this year will include dress down Fridays, a charity ball on October 1 and the donation of online sales profits. In addition Gavin Spurr, from the company’s logistics team has pledged to do five endurance running events, including two marathons and a triathlon this year. The fundraising began with Big Yellow Friday, CLDF’s annual awareness and fundraising day when staff raised over £200 with a cake sale