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Boyd Tunnock Donates £10k For Local Church’s Central Heating

Central Heating Donation

A small local church in Uddingston, Lanarkshire has been treated to a £10,000 donation by a local biscuit baron to help towards providing much needed central heating. Boyd Tunnock, who heads up Tunnock’s biscuit factory, which is located just yards from the church, made the generous donation after the church launched an appeal.


Congregation numbers have been falling in recent years amid complaints that the building was too cold, so the decision was made to install gas central heating. Unfortunately, because there is no gas pipe on the same side of the road as the church, they were told that major engineering work would be needed to install the central heating, and that the cost would be £25,000. The church therefore launched an appeal to raise funds, and many of the members were reduced to tears when the generous donation from Mr Tunnock was received. Committee member Heather Lindsay said: “Mr Tunnock’s kindness and generosity is astounding and will never be forgotten. We were close to tears. It wasunbelievable that one person could provide almost half our target.”


Boyd Tunnock, dubbed “Mr Tea Cake” after he invented Tunnock’s famous Tea Cake in 1960, is the grandson of Thomas Tunnock who started the family bakers in 1890. Today, the company’s annual sales are at a record-breaking £40 million and the company is listed at number 67 on the UK’s companies with the fastest growing profit.


Despite having enormous personal wealth and driving a silver Rolls Royce, Mr Tunnock still arrives at the factory each morning at 6am to do a full day’s work. 


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