As 2021 started we announced that we would be supporting six charities throughout the year. These had been selected by our staff who chose them having been asked to put forward suggestions for organisations close to them or that had left strong personal impressions.
The charities chosen were
AGE UK Lancashire
Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley
Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract
The Stroke Association
The hope was that we would be able to get involved with the various fundraising events these charities had planned throughout the year and create some of our own, but with COVID restrictions ongoing in various forms and the threat posed by new variants etc., it has been another tough year and it’s been tough to get out and actively fundraise throughout 2021 like we’d have hoped to.
Nevertheless, we’re immensely proud to announce that through these difficult & dark times, we’ve been able to provide some light for a number of charitable organisations. Each of our chosen charities have received £2546.91 as a result of our internal fundraising efforts, and with additional one-off donations to other organisations totalling £3074, we can confirm that through 2021 we have managed to raise: £18,355.46! Our charitable work and fundraising is something we take great pride in here at Watson Ramsbottom and we hope the amounts raised will make a difference to each of the recipients and enable them to keep doing the vital work that they do on a daily basis.