BRITAIN'S oldest family-owned maker has donated hundreds of jars of preserves to Number 7 community cafe and supermarket in Birkenhead

Manchester-based Duerr's handed 300 jars of its jams, marmalades, honey and peanut butter to the Feeding Birkenhead's community shop on Princess Pavement.

Kay Penkethman, manager of Number 7 told the Globe: "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.”

Number 7 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 pleased to be able to donate our products for all to enjoy.”