Leading homeware retailer HomeSense has raised more than £5,200 for Action for Children’s North Somerset Short Breaks and Bristol Supporting Families services for children and young people.
Customers at HomeSense Bristol store in Imperial Park, Wills Way were asked to make a donation to Action for Children in exchange for a Christmas bauble, on which they could write a festive message or childhood Christmas memory before hanging it on a special HomeSense Christmas tree in the store.
The campaign raised an impressive £5,240 in Bristol for the charity’s North Somerset Short Breaks and Bristol Supporting Families services.
North Somerset Short Breaks provides residential holiday breaks for children and young people who are between the ages of five and 18 who have a physical or learning disability. Bristol Supporting Families has a skilled, experienced family support team, therapeutic practitioners and volunteers who work with families to help them reduce identified risks and overcome specific barriers.
Emilia Carman, Head of High Value Fundraising at Action for Children, said: “We are very grateful to HomeSense and its wonderful customers in Bristol for their fantastic and continued support. This year’s ‘Hang a bauble’ campaign has been a huge success, raising over £5,200 – allowing us to support even more vulnerable children and young people across the UK and in north Somerset and Bristol.”
Suzanne Inch, Head of Retail for HomeSense, said: “This is the fourth year we’ve partnered with Action For Children on the ‘Hang A Bauble’ campaign and over the Christmas period, 33 HomeSense stores across the UK showed their support for the initiative. Thanks to our generous customers and associates we’ve been able to make an enormous difference to the lives of the vulnerable children and young people that Action For Children supports in our local community.”
Pictured: Dermot McCann (centre) of Action for Children’s North Somerset Short Breaks service with staff at HomeSense Bristol store
OVER £5K RAISED FOR DISABLED CHILDREN 21/02/2015