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Giant Easter Egg Competition Winners
Congratulations to Olwen Evans and Aaron Wyatt who were the winners of the Easter Egg Competition we held In-Store! Hope you both enjoyed all that chocolate!
Many thanks to all of you who entered the competition – be on the lookout for future giveaways.
Together We’ve Raised £13,239 for Charities
Picture Above:Managing Director Designate, Rebecca Lloyd (second from left) and our Plants Buyer,Anthony Dunstan Burns (third from left) hand over a cheque to the Wales Air Ambulance team at Welshpool Airport
With your help, we have raised over £10,000 for two Air Ambulance charities, and £2,800 for the Royal British Legion, through fundraising initiatives held last year.
A yearly campaign that sees £2 donated from the sales of each live Christmas tree at Charlies resulted in £7,905 raised for the Wales Air Ambulance and £2,534 raised for the Midlands-based air ambulance charity.
We are also delighted to announce that together we raised £2,800 through a joint-effort with Gardman for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Gardman, the UK’s leading garden product wholesaler, pledged to donate 50p from every Cast Iron Poppy Feeder sold to the Armed Forces Charity.
We were keen to match their 50p donation, raising the amount donated to £1 per sale. An amazing 5600 items were sold throughout our eight stores across Wales, our Shrewsbury Store, and online.
“We are delighted with the amount raised through our initiatives for The Royal British Legion and Air Ambulance charities. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their support in choosing to shop with us and get behind these important and meaningful causes.”
Rebecca Lloyd, Managing Director Designate, Charlies Stores Ltd.
Charlies Stores Raises an Amazing £6,607 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association
What started as a bet over 12 months ago between Chris Lloyd, Charlies Stores Managing Director and Gwyn Watkins, Head Tools Buyer has now turned into a massive fundraiser. Once again it was decided that for every torch sale of the Rolson LED coloured flashlight Charlies would donate the profit to the MNDA.
“We are delighted by the result of this fundraiser as the MNDA is a very worthwhile cause and one we are proud to support. We would like to thank all our customers who purchased one of these great little torches.”
– Rebecca Lloyd, Charlies Director
The Montgomeryshire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are a small group of volunteers who have been in existence for over 30 years. During that time they have struggled to publicise the work of the charity within the Montgomeryshire area, where much help is offered to sufferers, their carers and family.
“The Montgomeryshire Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are indebted to Chris and Rebecca Lloyd, Directors at Charlies for their foresight in their recent fundraising efforts through the sale of torches, this being the second year, and for the absolutely amazing sum of £6,607 they have donated. They are very grateful to all the staff at Charlies for their enthusiasm in promoting the sale of the torches and to all the Customers who purchased them. They wish it to be known this money will be put to good use for research and for the care of sufferers from this cruel disease, for which as yet no cure is available”
– Miss Jean Humphreys and Miss Pat Egerton Joint Secretaries for Montgomeryshire MNDA
Last year, under the same initiative, Charlies Stores raised over four and a half thousand pounds for MNDA.
Heading High for Hope House
Staff members from Charlies Stores in Market Street, Newtown, climbed Mount Snowdon to raise awareness and funds for the Hope House charity. Through kind donations made by our loyal customers, the team managed to raise a fantastic amount of £1200. Chris Lloyd the Managing Director of Charlies donated a further £500, making an impressive total of £1700.
Our toy suppliers also came up trumps by sending lots of toys and gifts to donate along with the money.
The money donated will be going towards many projects that this fantastic charity offers children, young people and their families who are in need. Such projects include hydrotherapy sessions, to fund nurses who help look after children at home in their final hours, a day out for children to remember and towards the cost of much needed specialist physiotherapy.
Hope House Children’s Hospice operates across Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. It supports and provides care to life-limited children, young people and their families.
Caramalised Onion Chutney
A traditional favourite, easy to make and very enjoyable with cheese and grilled meats.