At the beginning of 2015 we chose to partner with the NSPCC. Throughout the year our wonderful staff have baked, ran, hiked and sold their way to fundraising success – all to support the NSPCC’s goal to fight for every childhood.
Making a difference
Wynsors and our generous customers raised over £16,000 in just over 10 months. These donations have helped the NSPCC in many ways including…
- Visiting 12 schools, empowering 900 children to speak out and stay safe.
- Deliver over 100 hours of the charities “Baby Steps” programme supporting parents through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
- Helped them to answer over 1400 contacts to Childline from isolated and worried young people with nowhere else to turn.
So here’s a quick look at some of the things we got up to in 2015…
Footprints in the Sand
In July world-renowned sand artist Jamie Wardley created giant 3D footprint is the sand at Filey Beach in Yorkshire.
The 6 footprints were carved into the sand to encourage people to follow in the footsteps of those who have donated to the NSPCC in their will. Representing the 1 in 6 children who are helped through the NSPCC’s direct services each year thanks to legacy gifting.
The campaign was a great success not just in raising awareness but also in raising the much needed funds and increasing the number of legacy givers.
In July our stores held many activities for “Welly Month” including a wear your wellies to work day, guess the number of sweets in the welly and boot inspired cake sales. Plus the ‘Fill your boots’ campaign where staff and shoppers were challenged to fill a wellington with as many donations as possible!
Go Green for Halloween
Stores ran raffles, baked beastly cakes and even dressed up for the occasion!
Special Mention: Stockton Store Adopt a Bear!
Our store in Stockton came up with the most innovative idea with their “adopt a bear” campaign. They collected 2nd hand teddies, gave them a name tag and their own story. They then asked customers for donations in order to take a bear home. Well done to all involved in Stockton.
Well done to all our staff and customers who got involved in our fundraising in 2015. Here’s to another successful year in 2016!