Christmas Charity 2017 – Amazing £10,100 raised

We would like to thank all our suppliers and customers who kindly donated prizes for our Annual Charity Raffle.  We raised an amazing £10,100!!!!

We had a total of 144 prizes donated from Suppliers, Customers and our Directors.  These were varied and included a 49” Curved Screen Smart TV, iPads, wine, meals out, overnight hotel stays, crates of wine, Xbox One, PS4 and much more.  We only sell tickets to our staff and so to raise this amount is fantastic.  Once again our staff have supported our fund raising by buying lots of tickets and the Office Staff also had a Christmas Jumper Day which added additional funds.

The money raised will be split equally between our two charities, The Open Door Project and The Tim Bacon Foundation.

The Open Doors Project is part of DEEP, the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project. The Open Doors Project employs a person with dementia and leads on the development of a range of initiatives across Salford, including a dementia cafe providing post-diagnostic education and support (in conjunction with memory services), a friendship and support network for individuals newly diagnosed, participates in steering groups in relation to key service redesign, provides education to professionals in relation to dementia, and supports and disseminates research and development in dementia in conjunction with Manchester University.

The Tim Bacon Foundation are raising money to provide a Proton Beam Therapy Centre in Manchester. High energy proton beam therapy (PBT) is a type of radiotherapy which offers enhanced precision in the targeting of tumours over conventional X-ray (photon) radiotherapy. This is especially helpful when targeting cancer close to important structures in the brain, spinal cord, eye or inner ear. Children, teenagers and young adults are those who will benefit most from this type of treatment.