Update: Coronavirus

Dear Sweet Causes customer.

Due to the current government guidelines over the Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to ask our collectors to suspend their rounds temporarily, and we will not be visiting premises until we believe it is safe and appropriate to so.

This decision has not been taken lightly, as the charities we work with value all of the donations that come into them, especially at times like these. However we believe that the health of our staff and customers is paramount.

 

We WILL be back to business as usual, as soon as we feel it is appropriate to do so, and in the meantime, we can get a box couriered to your business. If you email into sales@charitysweets.co.uk with your name, address, postcode, and which charity you have a box for, we will get a box sent over to you in due course. The collector can then collect any cash once they are back in the area.

 

We apologise in advance to any customers that may be affected by this decision, but we hope that you understand.

Cheque presentation with Teenage Cancer Trust & Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

We would like to say a very big thank you to Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, after his visit to Sweet Causes yesterday. He was here to witness the presentation of the cheque to Charlotte Kendall, of Teenage Cancer Trust to celebrate the £300,000 we have donated.

Presentation of a £300,000 cheque to TCT, witnessed by Andy Street
Charlotte Kendall from TCT and the West Midlands Mayor tour the Sweet Causes office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was followed by a tour of the office and the factory to see some of the Teenage Cancer Trust sweet bags being produced, and we also surprised Andy with some personalised bags of Jelly Beans for his campaign in 2021.

Bob Strong showing the visitors around our factory.
Personalised sweets for the the next election campaign.

Roald Dahl Stained Glass Window at Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Sweet Causes was among the guests at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where a unique set of stained-glass windows were unveiled.

The windows, designed by Sir Quentin Blake features installations of some of Roald Dahl’s most popular characters.  The Installation was unveiled by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Alongside The Duchess, were Sir Quentin Blake, & Felicity Dahl, wife of the late author, who came up with the idea for the project.

Birmingham was chosen for the installation as Mrs Dahl’s father had previously worked at the hospital as a surgeon.

 

A plaque has also been installed in the hospital including a list of the contributors to the project, with Sue & Bob Strong, the companies founders being among them.

A thank you plaque to the contributors of the of the window.

Coronavirus

Please be assured that we are regularly checking for any updates in advised procedures and taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus to our staff and customers. And have stepped up precautions to limit the risk of cross contamination.

 

The NHS has released the following information in regards to limiting the spread of coronavirus (updated 10-3-20):

“Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Check if you need medical help. NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus.
  • In the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see our coronavirus advice for travellers

 

Further information can be found on the WHO information page:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

£300,000 Raised For The Teenage Cancer Trust

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of your continued support. Thanks to you all, we have now raised over £300,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and will continue to raise more in the future. Providing medical assistance to young people with cancer.

Thanks to you, we are able to help charities across the nation, most of which do not receive government funding and are dependent on donations.