At the end of last year, The Guild instigated the 21@21 Charity Giveaway, as part of our 21st Birthday celebrations and asked our clients and staff to choose charities which they felt worthy of a donation of £500.
In response, we received a very high volume of nominations and our panel was overwhelmed by the exceptional work that is taking place at every single one. The stories that people shared with us were truly inspirational and we are pleased that this campaign will be able to help many of them.
Derek Reynolds, Managing Director, said “We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction to the giveaway. The incredible amount of time and effort clients and staff put into submission was inspiring. Getting almost 200 nominations down to 21 was a tough task.”
The chosen charities were:
- Halow Project
- Chigwell Riding Trust
- Helen Rawlinson Cancer Charity
- Red Eagle Foundation
- Kidneys for Life
- Pembroke Centre
- Ali’s Dream
- CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young
- Mates in Mind
- Northampton Young Carers
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Foal Farm
- Ashgate Hospice (Chesterfield)
- Yorkshire Air Ambulance
- The Harvey Hext Trust
- MS Therapy Centre Harrow
- The Newman Holiday Trust
- Young Minds
- Sophie’s Appeal
The Guild recently conducted a tour of the tour of the country delivering the cheques to chosen charities, together with the nominating client. The feedback, we received has been wonderful.