This December, we’ve been delivering a massive £25,000 of festive cheer to 37 local and national causes in our 25 days of “charity-mas” !
Staff, who care compassionately about making a positive difference to the community, nominated causes close to their hearts in our £25,000 “Countdown to Christmas” giveaway.
For 25-days, we’ve celebrated the season of goodwill by gifting up to £1,000 to chosen causes each day.
As well as our charity Advent Calendar, staff also pulled on their festive gear on Christmas Jumper day for Overgate Hospice and Calderdale Smartmove. They also helped Overgate with charity collections in Halifax town centre and wrapped gifts and hampers for Mothershare and Calderdale Lighthouse, to be delivered to families who would otherwise go without over the festive period.
Caravan Guard has a strong culture of supporting charitable causes and one of our company values is “care completely”.
Each year we donate tens of thousands of pounds to Overgate Hospice, Heart Research UK, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
Associate Director Laura Wilby said staff loved being able to choose so many causes to receive get a share of this huge £25,000 pot during the season of goodwill.
“All were chosen by staff, with some charities having important personal connections, or they had helped them or close family or friends through difficult times,” said Laura. “It’s been fantastic spreading some festive joy in December and all the charities were so grateful for the extra money.
“It was also very heart-warming to hear first-hand about the amazing work these charities provide to people in need and the real difference they make to lives across Calderdale and the UK. We just hope our charity-mas donations will have an impact.”
The charities who have been donated money from Caravan Guard are Alzheimers Society; Yorkshire Children’s Trust; Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Guide Dogs for the Blind; KidScan; Andy’s Man Club; Calderdale SmartMove; Homeless Hampers; Homeless Street Angels; Simon on the Streets; MacMillan Cancer Support; Calderdale Lighthouse; Dwarf Sports Association; Skill Shop; The Hive; Women Centre – Halifax, Marie Curie Hospice; Overgate Hospice; Rotherham Hospice; St David’s Hospice, Llandudno; Mothershare; Martin House Children’s Hospice; Yorkshire Air Ambulance; National Literacy Trust; Candlelighters; Unique Ways; RNLI; Firefighters’ charity; Lymphoma Action; JDRF; Kidney Research UK; Stroke Association; CAFOD; Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund; Samaritans; Dogs’ Trust; and Heart Research UK.
Caravan Guard has been announcing the chosen charities on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages each day.