A huge thank-you to Pickfords Dorset and Southampton for once again working incredibly hard alongside local radio station Wave 105 to distribute thousands of gifts to disadvantaged children over the Christmas period.
Wave 105’s ‘Mission Christmas’ encourages the public to purchase an extra gift during their seasonal shop at Sainsbury’s and place it in a Pickfords packing box.
Gary Casey and his team then collect the assorted gifts and deliver them to the warehouses for sorting and distribution, ready for Christmas morning.
Thanks to the commitment of the branches, thousands of children in poverty who would have otherwise gone without, woke up on Christmas morning with presents under the tree.
Pickfords South West has supported Mission Christmas for the last six years, this year collecting 78,382 toys, teddies, games and books for the campaign, over 10,000 more than last year’s haul! A massive well-done to Gary and the team!
View the winner and the runner ups
Pickfords’ Christmas card was the result of a competition held at St Georges School in Amersham. The winner was six year old Robin Lawrence, who took the prize for his colourful and inventive card. Robin managed to capture lots of themes including selling a house, moving and Christmas. His design featured a Pickfords removals vehicle.
Today we are celebrating the work of the runners up. Of one hundred and forty pupils, four cards were selected and are featured below.
The runners up are: Haris Bajwa aged 4. Haris’s design featured a fantastic Pickfords removals vehicle.
Tolu Adeleye aged 6. Tolu included a Pickfords vehicle, christmas tree and baubles, snowman and Santa.
David Holister age 4. David’s card shows Santa driving a Pickfords removals vehicle carrying a Christmas tree.
Congratulations to all the children that took part.
Pickfords has been supporting the NSPCC for the last year and has so far raised £62,000 to help put an end to child cruetly. This is a great idea for Christmas. You can order a beautifully designed, personal letter from Santa for your Children. The letter will arrive, addressed to them with good wishes from Santa Claus himself. The letter costs just £5, which will be your donation to the UK’s leading children’s charity the NSPCC. This is a great way to raise money for children. Create some magic this Christmas with a letter from Santa. www.pickfords.co.uk/nspcc