Charity begins at Birtwistles & at our Clients, Suppliers & Friends!

Charity begins at Birtwistles & at our Clients, Suppliers & Friends!
Every year at Christmas we ask our clients, suppliers and friends to donate gifts, which will then be raffled off amongst the 200+ Birtwistles workforce. There’s always some fantastic gifts donated, so thank you from all of us to everyone who donated! We couldn’t do this without your generosity!

There are lots of worthy charities out there, which make this all the more difficult. However, because of personal connections with both the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital & the Beechwood Cancer Care centre in Stockport, we felt these were the two that we would support this year.

We had over 150 donated gifts that raised…drum roll….an incredible £7640!!! That means both charities will receive an amazing £3820 each.

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally. The hospital has 220,000 patient visits each year across a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, genetics, and orthopaedics. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children’s hospital in the UK and that’s why everyone at Birtwistles are incredibly proud to be play a small part in helping them continue to give this incredible and life changing support.

The cheque presentation to Danielle Carney from RMCH was done by Matt Birtwistle & Elizabeth Watts from Birtwistles, with a helping hand from Matt’s son Austin who has been a patient at the hospital. The money is going towards the Helipad fund.


At Beechwood Cancer Care they offer support to those living with cancer and other life limiting illness, as well as their relatives and carers. They first began offering cancer care back in 1990 and since then the Centre has helped many, many people.

They understand just how cancer and illness can affect someone’s life, and they also know how helpful it can be to talk with other patients and carers. They can help with every stage of cancer and the Centre visitors include those who have just been diagnosed or at different stages of treatment and those ready to move on following treatment.

Andy Green presented the cheque from Birtwistles in memory of Kirstie Rafferty. Gary Rafferty (husband) and family were at the presentation.  It would have been Kirstie’s birthday on the 7th January.  Beechwood Cancer Care supported both Kirstie and her family through her illness.  Gary & Kirstie are friends of Andy Green and following Kirstie’s death; Andy asked if he could nominate Beechwood as one of our charities. Of course we were delighted to get involved.