A BISCUIT company have rebranded their classic mild ginger biscuits in honour of the NHS.

Farmhouse biscuits printed 'Thank You NHS' in rainbow packaging and 10p from every packet sold will be donated to ELHT&Me, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s official charity.

The family-owned business has factories based in Nelson and Pendle.

Gill McIvor, CEO of Farmhouse Biscuits, said: “We are just so proud to put a little back into our fabulous NHS, who have been taking great care of us all for over 70 years.

“After facing one of their toughest challenges to date with COVID-19, it felt like the right thing to do.”

ELHT&Me, the official charity for Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching Hospitals, as well as Accrington Victoria, Pendle and Clitheroe Community Hospitals, raises funds and distributes donations to improve environment and experience for patients and staff.

Funds raised during the pandemic, including those from sales of the biscuits, are used to support initiatives and projects that make the pandemic response more managable.

From ‘Oasis’ rooms for staff to take some time out and relax, to iPads keeping patients in touch with their friends and families following visitor restrictions, donations from local companies

and organisations make a real difference to those providing and receiving care in the region’s hospitals.

Christine Hughes, director of communications and engagement said:“It’s a huge honour for the company to have rebranded one of their classic biscuits to highlight the amazing work of our NHS staff, and we hope that the local community will get behind the campaign and purchase a pack to support us.”

The biscuits can be purchased in Booths and Spar stores nationwide, as well as farm shops and garden centres across the country.