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Update: Back In The Community

Following the easing of the national lockdown, our collectors are back out refilling your sweet boxes. 

They have been given the adequate PPE and are wiping down the boxes with antibacterial wipes to make sure our products are as safe as possible. If you do need a refill, and the collector has not gotten to you yet, then please call us up on 0845 120 1531 or email us at info@charitysweets.co.uk

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.

OUR 1ST PRIZE WINNER for 2019/2020…

S&J motors in Merthyr Tydfil were very pleased to accept 1st prize for 2019/2020 Free Christmas Raffle, a 55″ Ultra HD TV.

They also proudly displaying one of our Welsh Air Ambulance boxes on their counter. A very big thank you to their staff and customers for supporting a wonderful charity.

FREE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2019 / 2020 HAS BEEN DRAWN – ARE YOU ONE OF THE LUCKY WINNERS?

 

           Drum roll please……..the winners for the 2019 / 2020 Free Christmas Raffle are…….

1st prize 55” Flat Screen HD TV goes to…..S&F MOTORS – MERTHYR TYFIL

2nd prize Apple iPad goes to…BAE SYSTEMS – NUNEATON

3rd prize Luxury Biscuits – Runner up prizes of  go to.….

ADRIAN WILSON – LEEK, ANDERSON OPTOMETRIST – HOUGHTON LE SPRING,
ANGLING DIRECT – PETERBOROUGH, AUTOFILL WORLDWIDE – SUTTON IN ASHFIELD,
BDH LTD – NORWICH, BLAYDON GP PRACTICE – BLAYDON,
COOKHOUSE CAFÉ – RUSHOCK, CORAL – STOKE ON TRENT,
CUTTY SHARP BARBERS – LONDON, DELTEX MEDICAL – CHICHESTER,
DIRECT SEAFOOD – BIRMINGHAM, DYSON KING – CHICHESTER,
E CENTRE – ALLOA, EXTRA GAS – ECCLES,
FINNING UK – PONTYCLUN, FIRST ENGINEERING SERVICES – BILSTON,
G.A. BARNES – STOKE ON TRENT, GAILS HAIR – ECCLES,
GOLFBASE – POLEGATE, GRAHAMS CONSTRUCTION – BRAEHEAD,
HAIR AND BEAUTY – ELLESMERE, IMAGE DIRECT – HAYES,
J.B. CHAFOR – CROWLE, JE ENGINEERING – COVENTRY,
KIMBELL & CO – MARKET HARBOROUGH, LASER QUANTUM – STOCKPORT,
MANOR CAR BODY REPAIRS – SOUTH BANFLEET, MARQUIS OF GRANBY – DURHAM ,
MOT SERVICES – BRIERLY HILL, OXFORD OPTRONIX – ABINGDON,
PARTNER – MANCHESTER, POOLE ARCHITECTUAL – POOLE,
PORTACABIN – HAYES, PRIEST ROAD MOTORS – CARDIFF,
PRINCE OF WALES – PORTHCAWL, PROJECT TILE & BATHROOM – PYLE,
QUANTUM – ALDRIDGE, RAYNESWAY AMBULANCE STATION – DERBY,
REAL WINDOWS – TREORCHY, ROSSMERE PRIMARY SCHOOL – HARTLEPOOL,
SHOOSMITHS – NORTHAMPTON, SKIN & TONIC – KIDSGROVE,
STONEMARKET – COVENTRY, STUDIO 36 – HULL,
TANNING STUDIO – CLITHEROE, TANNOCHSIDE OLDE CLEB – GLASGOW,
TRU GROUP – NORWICH, WILLOW TREE FINANCIAL – POLEGATE,
WITZENMANN – BELLSHILL, WOODCRAFT UK – HARTLEPOOL.

All the prizes will be delivered to the winners by your local sales collector next time they are in your area.

FREE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2018 / 2019 HAS NOW FINISHED – SO WHO ARE THE WINNERS?

 

           Drum roll if you please……..winners for the 2018 / 2019 Free Christmas Raffle are…….

1st prize 55” Flat Screen HD TV goes to…..Splott Conservative Club

2nd prize Apple iPad goes to…Rob’s Reptile, Grimsby

3rd prize – Runner up prizes of Luxury Chocolates goes to.….

THE CANNON, EDEN FINE WINES, CREATIVE PARTY, A1 HIRE & SALES, HARMONY WINDOW FASHIONS, AIR VAULT TRAMPOLINE PARK, BS3 SERVICES, HOSEFLEX, DOVE HOUSE NURSING HOME, SMC, EAST STANLEY SCHOOL, COMPOUND PHOTONICS, THE PODS SWIMMINGPOOL, TRAVIS PERKINS, BEACH HAIR AND BEAUTY, KEY KARS, R O DONAGHEY, RP TECHNOLOGIES, DEVON BUILDING SUPPLIES, SHAPERS, WEST END TYRES, TONYS BARBER SHOP, RENEWI, MCMILLAN BROS, CJS ENGINEERING LTD, CARRANT BROOK JUNIOR SCHOOL, JOHN DEERE BANKS, KINGSWAY INSURANCE, IMTECH, COFFEY, LORD HIRE CENTRES, ASTOR COURT CARE HOME, OXFORD TERR MED PRACTICE, TOPPS TILES, SPENCER CONTACT, E.O. BURTON, EAST LANCASHIRE HOSPITALS, BLENDWORTH FABRICS WAREHOUSE, CEMAS, LEWIS WADSWORTH LETTINGS, KIVETON CHIROPODY CLINIC, VALLEY NORTHERN, TWIGG ST FISH AND CHIPS, CDS GROUP, OMG GRILL, JCP, CHARLES  NEWTON CARS, KM UK LTD, EUROFIT AUTO CENTRE, LIDDELL ELECTRICAL

All the prizes will be delivered to the winners by your local sales collector next time they are in your area.

*Due to a supply problem we unfortunately could not obtain biscuit tins for the 3rd prize winners but we have replaced these prizes with   luxury chocolates

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST – TUESDAY 26TH JUNE AT 9.30PM BBC 2

STOP!  before you start moaning about how hot it is out there?https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Horizon Documentary showing on BBC2 this Tuesday at 9.30pm https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b8cdgq

Please give some thought this week to the Horizon Documentary giving us, as the viewer, what it is like to be a teenager with cancer? This programme presents 11 individual stories on how these amazing young people cope with their illnesses, showing us, with the help of others, the best way they can find in getting through each day with their specific type of cancer. It is an opportunity to give viewers an insight to see how the money, that has been kindly donated and raised, goes on desperately needed hospital ward facilities, specialised nursing, social work support that is tailored to each individual needs and looking at what the future will bring in the development of new medicines and drugs necessary.