Aryzta Food Solutions has donated 2,500 mince pies to events organised by charities Operation Smile and Walking with the Wounded.

Operation Smile recently held a carol service at London’s Grosvenor Chapel. Proceeds raised during the event will go to providing surgery for children born with mouth disfigurements.

Aryzta members also participated in three ‘Walking with the Wounded’ events in London, Manchester and Glasgow. They joined the charity’s Walking Home for Christmas initiative – encouraging members of the public to walk to their destination of choice, while donating to the cause.

The proceeds from each event go towards helping wounded and vulnerable servicemen and women and homeless people regain their independence through employment.

Paul Whitely, brand and communications manager for Aryzta, said Christmas was a time for giving and that they were proud to support two fantastic initiatives.

“Each event proved incredibly successful in galvanising people to donate,” he said. “We’re delighted to have played a small role in that and are pleased that the mince pies went down so well.”