Nicole Holt 19 December 2022 09:47:47We recently took part in a series of festive fundraisers to help spread a little cheer and give back to the local community and its people in the run up to Christmas.
The busy elves at Polyflor were delighted with all of the donations, after fundraising at several fun-filled seasonal events. Our aim was to raise money and collect gifts to assist the amazing work carried out by a host of regional good causes.
First off, we showed our support for Bury Council’s Fostering Team, which helps children stay connected to their community, school, friends and family. We did so by donating Christmas presents for children who will be in foster care over the festive period. A party was organised by Bury Council, where every child and young person delightedly received the gifts from Father Christmas himself.
Julie Rodgers, Acting Team Manager for Bury Council’s Fostering Team, said: “We were overwhelmed with the generous donations from staff and colleagues at Polyflor, of toys and gifts for our looked after children. To see the reaction and joy on the children’s faces at our Christmas party was priceless. We are so thankful to all the staff for their generosity, it really means a lot!”
We also helped The River Manchester, a charity which brings hope and support to those facing or fleeing domestic violence and potential poverty by empowering them to create better lives for themselves. The organisation provides people with furniture for new accommodation and offers training and emotional support at its Openshaw HQ.
To that end, we took part in the charity’s reverse advent calendar, which turns the December countdown we all know and love on its head. Instead of opening the windows and taking out treats, participants can pick a number at random and donate a corresponding item towards a food hamper, which is brimming with useful items, including food and cleaning products.
For Save the Children, which aims to improve the lives of youngsters through better education, healthcare and economic opportunities, we raised money for its beloved annual Christmas Jumper Day. When the time came, we were all only too willing to don our finest festive knitwear before making a financial contribution via the charity’s dedicated JustGiving page.
To round off our charitable campaign, we gifted £250 to Cleveland Mountain Rescue, which is reliant on the generosity of local organisations to cover its yearly running costs. The team has around 50 search and rescue members who are on call 24-hours a day every day of the year to help those that need it.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful team members for all of their hard work and dedication, and our loyal customers for their ongoing support during 2022.
We truly appreciate it and hope that you and your families have a joyful and relaxing holiday period. We look forward to collaborating with you all again and continuing with our charitable work in 2023 and beyond!
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