Two local charities received £500 donations following a series of fund-raising events organised by employees of Thomas Sanderson Waterlooville-based head office who took part in fancy-dress days, baking competitions and quiz nights throughout 2017 to raise the money for the Samaritans of Portsmouth and East Hampshire, and a Cowplain-based social club run by the South East region of KIDS – a national charity that provides a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families.
Thomas Sanderson Managing Director Nigel Campkin said, “Supporting the local community is hugely important to our business and everyone who works here. We always give so generously and it’s nice to see our efforts really making a difference to both of these great causes.” Waterlooville employees raise £1,000 for local charities
The Samaritans of Portsmouth and East Hampshire will use the money to purchase equipment to help train new volunteers. Last year they helped more than 38,000 people in the local area through their free roundthe- clock service that is available to anyone in distress, despair or feeling suicidal.
The children that attend KIDS in Cowplain will get to decide how best to spend the donation, but it is likely to be used to buy new sensory toys.
KIDS Senior Practitioner Raine Thompsell said, “Donations like this are incredibly important to what we do. We’re really grateful for Thomas Sanderson’s support. This kind of fund-raising allows us to keep providing opportunities for children to have fun and socialise with their friends while giving parents and carers muchneeded respite.”