Mission Christmas record smashed with over 78,000 gifts donated!

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!

 

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Andy’s pedal power raises £650 for NSPCC

Well done to Andy Grice, Southampton Branch Manager, completing RideLondon‬ 100 on Sunday and raising £650 for the NSPCC!

One of nearly 26,000 riders taking part, Andy cycled in glorious sunshine but faced delays along with hundreds of other riders when a serious accident brought the race to a temporary stop at Leith Hill.

In spite the accident, Andy made it to the finish line in 6 hours 50, exhausted but delighted to have completed the gruelling race while raising money for Pickfords’ partner charity.

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Southampton branch helps gather 5,000 Easter eggs for disadvantaged children

A big thank-you to Gary Casey and everyone at Pickfords’ Southampton branch for all their hard work this Easter, delivering and installing dozens of Easter egg collection points throughout Hampshire before collecting and distributing the donated chocolate eggs to disadvantaged children across the area.

IMG_0907Southern radio station Wave 105’s ‘Cash for Kids’ Easter Appeal saw a record 5,000 Easter eggs delivered to under-privileged children across the south, giving each of them a little bit of happiness during the Easter period.

11074439_845902712112542_2462751180267445015_nLocals were encouraged to buy one extra chocolate egg during their Easter shop this year and donate it to a collection point at their nearest Sainsbury’s, FJB hotel or Partridge of Hampshire BMW Dealer. Gary and his team worked tirelessly to ensure collection boxes were delivered in good time and the donated eggs distributed in time for Easter.

Gloria Hill, Charity Manager at Wave 105, was quick to thank the team for their efforts:

“A big thank you to Gary and all the staff for supporting our 2015 Egg Appeal; we raised 2,000 eggs over last year’s target. Please pass on our thanks to Laurie and all the guys in the warehouse and office.”

Well done to all involved.