Each year we help many charities via in-store collections and events, staff fundraising, and donations. For 2012 we have chosen to support three fantastic charities:
- Autism Anglia, using monies raised to help them set up a sensory garden at their Peldon Campus near Colchester, which provides residential accommodation and care for 22 adults with autism.
- Essex Air Ambulance, which relies on charitable donations to carry out its life-saving work.
- Cancer Research, a fantastic charity which two of our staff have chosen to help by undertaking some extreme challenges.
As in previous years we will also be supporting a number of local schools, charities and societies. If you would like support for your event or organisation please contact us well in advance with your name, telephone number, name of the organisation and details of your event or request, with the charity number if relevant. Please note we are not able to support all of the many organisations that approach us.
In 2011 our charity highlights included raising £300 for Essex Air Ambulance at the Tiptree Edwardian Evening in November, and our poppy collection getting nearly £400. Back in August we sold cupcakes in aid of Essex Air Ambulance at our Garden Party Weekend, which went down a storm and raised just under £100.