Swanstaff deliver Christmas Crates to those in need
21st December 2016
Swanstaff teams from across the country have been delivering boxes of donations to local causes - part of their annual winter appeal, this year focusing on the Reverse Advent concept.
Boxes of food, clothing and hygiene items have been delivered to homeless shelters and charities in Kent, Birmingham, Nottingham and Basingstoke, whilst members of our branch team in Peterborough handed out goody bags to those in need, sleeping rough on the streets.
Homeless charities supported by the donations include:
- St Basil's Birmingham
- The Sanctuary Shelter Gravesend
- Mayplace Basingstoke
- Emmanuel House Nottingham
- Children of Adam Peterborough
- Porchlight, Kent
Other Swanstaff teams chose to support children's wards at hospitals, women's refuge charities, and animal shelters such as Battersea Brands Hatch, Second Chance Animal Rescue in Crockenhill and RSPCA Leybourne. They collected toys & books, towels and blankets, pet food and treats!
Head of Marketing, Ellie Lewis said "Each year we do a winter charity appeal, we heard about the reverse advent challenge and felt it was a great way to get all of our teams involved across the business - everyone has taken part from our Board of Directors to our local branches, this means we have donated well in excess of 2500 items in total. We also invited other local businesses to get involved and have had some great results for this too".
CEO, Stephen Rogers praised his employees "It's heart-warming to know we have such generous people at Swanstaff who really care about others, to go out of their way to buy and donate items to such worthy causes is a great example of how our Core Values are echoed throughout the company"