Caravan Guard Deliver The Spirit Of Giving

Caravan Guard Make A Very Merry Charitable Christmas
Caravan Guard Make A Very Merry Charitable Christmas

Friday, 27, Dec 2019 11:35

By William Coleman

'Tis the season of giving and by now I am sure we have all made our way through miles of wrapping paper to given all of our loved one their gifts and presents. One company embraced the spirit of giving by delivering double digit thousands to charities this Christmas.

Leisure insurance specialists Caravan Guard, incorporating Leisuredays, has delivered a massive £25,000 of festive cheer to a range of charities this December.

The kind-hearted company has taken a share of its profits to deliver 25 days of "charity-mas" to 37 local and national causes!

Staff, who care compassionately about making a positive difference to the community, nominated causes close to their hearts in the firm's £25,000 "Countdown to Christmas" giveaway.

For 25-days, the Halifax-based company celebrated the season of goodwill by gifting up to £1,000 to chosen causes each day.

As well as their 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 its company values is "care completely".

Each year it donates tens of thousands of pounds to Overgate Hospice, Heart Research UK, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride as part of its 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.

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