A CELEBRATED Skipton butcher has joined forces with a marketing agency to launch a range of celebration cards, to support Skipton Food Bank.

Mill Bridge’s Stanforth Butchers and the fabl, based at Broughton Hall, have created the colourful, tongue-in-cheek range to raise a smile as well as vital funds for the charity.

The greetings cards feature talking pork pies under the banner ‘Say It With Pork’.

The offbeat, often-surreal cards show pies variously cracking jokes, dreaming of mushy peas, and sunbathing, as well as discussing the pros and cons of Lycra.

Paul Shearer, owner of Stanforth Butchers, said: “For more than 80 years, our premium pork pies and locally-sourced meat have enjoyed the support of customers from far and wide, as well as our much-valued local community.

“This is our way of making people smile and raising money for an incredible local charity, to give something back. The cards are already proving to be a huge talking point.”

Creative copywriter at the fabl Alex Hinge said: “I love a pork pie and loved the idea that the pies might talk. The idea started from us musing ‘if pork could talk’ and grew from there.

“We wanted to create a really fun range that captured people’s attention and hope the cards give people a chuckle at Stanforth’s.

“While the cards themselves are funny, they are there as a charitable collaboration for a very serious cause. In these challenging times, we are so proud to team up with Stanforth’s and give our time and services in support of Skipton Food Bank.”

The cards are priced at £2.50 for a pack of five with all proceeds going to Skipton Food Bank.

The fabl is a creative, brand development agency based at Broughton Hall, near Skipton. It operates in tourism, hospitality, retail and manufacturing. The team comprises skilled designers, writers, strategists, and accountants. The company works with clients to create strategic marketing plans.

See more on Stanforth’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100046095231178 and on the website: https://bit.ly/39DzcTI

Information about fabl can be found at the website: https://thefabl.com/get-in-touch/