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#30ForThirty

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS

30 years is a long time to be in business and that's exactly the milestone we reached back in 2020. We had a year-long plan of epic fundraising, big celebrations, and a whole lot more. Sadly as we all know, COVID put a stop to anything at all that year, so here we are, two years later, aiming to celebrate 30 (+2) years since we opened our first office.

1990 seems like another lifetime now and we're so proud of how far we’ve come, still matching great candidates with fantastic opportunities and expanding our high street presence. Having opened two new offices recently, with another location soon to be confirmed; there’s no stopping us.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to all who have worked with us so far and here's to 30 more years.

WHAT IS #30FORTHIRTY?

To mark each of our 30 years in business, we've set ourselves the challenge of completing 30 separate acts of kindness in the space of a year. 

Supporting various causes and charities along the way, some small and some big - we hope to make a real and tangible difference. 

WHAT DO WE HAVE PLANNED?

We have a schedule of 30 events planned throughout the year, it's varied and includes fundraising for charity, our staff volunteering their time, as well as making donations to various good causes, both locally and internationally. 

We'll be posting updates regularly on this page and our social media platforms. Use the links below to follow us and keep up to date with our progress as we countdown our 30 acts of kindness. 

If you want to join in, make sure you use #30forThirty!

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30 ACTS OF KINDNESS...

Stay tuned as we announce them here, one at a time!

1. BEAUMOND HOUSE HEART CAMPAIGN

We were delighted to support local Newark hospice @beaumond_house with their 'Have a Heart' Campaign.

This charity is close to the hearts of so many families within Newark and the surrounding area, and they continue to do such vital work providing palliative care, day therapies, bereavement support and much more.

Commissioning our beautiful glass heart is a symbol of our ongoing support as we continue to keep the hospice in our hearts.

2. YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS 

A team of walkers took on the three highest peaks of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on Saturday 11th June, in difficult conditions (55 mph winds!), they completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in under 12 hours. With thanks to sponsorship from friends, family, clients and suppliers, we raised a huge £2,946 for Children with Cancer UK. 

3. SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD BANKS

We're pleased to have supported three food banks locally to our branches in Mansfield, Colchester and Derby with £300 in food donations. It's an unfortunate reality that there's more need for these services than ever before, with each centre reporting that post-covid, donations have dropped off but the demand is rising to record levels.

4. LINCS2NEPAL 40 FRIENDS

We've joined a collective of 40 other businesses, individuals and groups known as 40Friends, a campaign set up by Lincs2Nepal charity. 

Lincs2Nepal is a charity set up in 2009 by local Lincoln man, Garry Goddard. Since then, Garry has undertaken many projects and changed the lives of countless children and families living in Nepal.

One such project is the 40Friends HCC Children's Home - an independently run children's home for 20 orphaned or disadvantaged children. By pledging £40 per month, along with other businesses and individuals, we're helping to keep the home running and fund some vital improvements.

We were also pleased to donate some unused Amazon tablets which are being used to help children, who have fallen behind with their studies during the pandemic, to get back on track with their education.

Please do take a look at this fantastic charity which is a great example of how a few small acts of kindness can make such a huge difference.

5. CARLTON FC U7S FOOTBALL TEAM

Our fifth Act of Kindness has been to sponsor Carlton FC U7s football team. In order to get started, the team needed funds to buy a kit and training equipment such as footballs and a first aid box.

Without our help, the team wouldn't have been able to get started and have now been up and running for 4 weeks playing in the Mid-Lincs U7s B League.

We wish them all the best for their future ahead!

6. SMALLS FOR ALL COLLECTION

For our sixth act of kindness, after hearing about the amazing work of Smalls for All charity, we decided to open up all of our branches as collection points for donations of new and used bras and new pants.

Over the last couple of months, we have been blown away by the generosity of our own staff and the wider public. Thanks to features from the Newark Advertiser and the Grantham Journal we ended up with 325 bras and too many pairs of pants to count!

All of which were carefully packaged up and couriered to the Smalls for All warehouse in Scotland. From here, the donations will be distributed across the UK and to Africa, where they’ll make a big difference to so many lives.

7. NEWARK DRAGON BOAT RACING

Raising money for charity is always a great feeling, but when it also involves a fun day out for all the family - it's even better!

Now in it's third year, this hugely supported community event sees two local charities join forces to raise valuable and much needed funds. It was our pleasure, to come together with 50 other businesses and organisations to enter a team in the dragon boat racing to support Beaumond House Hospice and the Children's Bereavement Centre.

Our seventh act of kindness was a fun one, but also an important one. The full amount raised is yet to be totalled and announced, but we are hopeful it's a big number for these two amazing charities.