Over the years Glazebury based Bents Garden & Home has raised thousands of pounds for local causes through its Charity of the Year initiative and each year it gets harder to choose a new charity, which is why the Centre has put the 2018 decision into the hands of its 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.
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.
Says Matthew Bent, Managing Director at Bents Garden & Home: “Our Charity of the Year campaign started with the Kirsty Howard Appeal for Francis House Hospice. 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.