Voting opens for Bents ‘Charity Of The Year’

Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for local causes through our Charity of the Year initiative and each year it gets harder and harder to choose a new charity…which is why this year we have put the 2018 decision into the hands of our customers.

Colleagues at Bents were invited to nominate charities of their choice and after careful consideration three fantastic causes were selected; Arthritis Research UK, Brainwave and St Rocco’s Hospice, to be its potential Charity of the Year 2018 and is inviting customers to cast a vote.

 

The three selected charities each something different and invaluable

All three finalists are very worthy causes, each providing something different and invaluable. Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, helping to make everyday life better for all 10million people suffering from the condition, whilst St Rocco’s Hospice provides high quality care for adults living with a terminal or life limiting illness.

Birchwood based Brainwave works with families to help children with disabilities and development delay covering a wide range of conditions from Down’s Syndrome, autism as well as rare genetic disorders.

Get involved

Our Charity of the Year campaign started with the Kirsty Howard Appeal for Francis House Hospice and since then we have been committed to focusing all our annual fundraising to a dedicated charity, which has resulted in some fantastic totals donated to some great causes. But each year it gets harder and harder to choose a new charity, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to get our customers involved in the decision.

Voting is easy. Customers who have made a purchase will be provided with a token which they can simply drop into the slot of their preferred charity.

The two runners up will both receive a donation of £250.00 with the winning charity given a starting boost of £500.00 by Bents.

Voting is now open with a closing date of Monday 5th February.

 

Charity of the Year

Alzheimers Society

We are now looking forward to working with Alzheimers Society and are keen to do just as well in 2017 as in previous years.

Over the years we have been successful in raising considerable amounts of money for many local causes and we hope 2017 will be no exception with a full calendar of events already planned. We hope the money raised during 2017 will be used to help people in the Warrington and surrounding areas who are affected by the condition.

Bents not only wants to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society but we also want to work with the charity to become a dementia friendly destination. Over the course of the year, we will work with the team at Alzheimer’s Society to provide tips and training for our colleagues and guidance as to how they can help people with dementia whilst at the Centre.

Bents aims to raise awareness of dementia and re-think how we can provide a warm, friendly and welcoming environment for those living with the condition