We decided to give something back this Christmas and so have been supporting local charities with a food drive and fundraising activities.
We held our annual Christmas food drive in aid of The Basement Project, delivering long-life goods and festive treats to the Bromsgrove-based charity which provides a drop-in centre and floating support for young people facing homelessness.
We have also donned our most colourful and hilarious festive knitwear for a Christmas jumper day in aid of Primrose Hospice, raising £100 for the independent charity which supports patients and families living with life-limiting illness across North East Worcestershire.
Finally, we got creative with our Christmas cards this year, sending clients, suppliers and friends of ours a shiny one pound coin for them to donate to a charity of their choice.
Sue Bailey, Managing Director, said: “At this time of year it is especially important to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Our charity committee visited the Basement Project to understand the great work they do and to hand over food and drink collected over several weeks.
“We also welcomed members of Primrose Hospice’s fundraising team to the agency, where we were raising money by wearing a range of festive jumpers. It was lovely to share a mince pie and talk about their support throughout the region.
“Both charities do amazing work in the community and it was an honour for us to be able to give something back. I was also thrilled to hear that our Christmas cards have gone down so well, with dozens of charities receiving small contributions all over the country.”
Kate Kelly, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Primrose Hospice, said: “We are delighted that GBW has chosen to support Primrose Hospice through its Jolly Jumper Day this year. It’s always very encouraging when local businesses approach the Hospice to support our work, in any way that they can.”