Local Companies Raise Thousands at Christmas

  • 7 January 2020

Our successful Open Doors 2019 Christmas appeal (which raised over £28,000) was supported by more than 15 local companies, who collectively raised thousands for local young people in need.

Jenna Grant, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Step by Step, commented: “On behalf of Step by Step, I would like to say a huge thank you to our partners for their generous support. It’s a real pleasure to work with companies who are leading the way in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and charitable giving. Thank you for empowering young people.”

IDT Systems, a socially minded and sustainable printing company who specialise in personalisation, saw the opportunity to give financial support to local young people in need. This new partner donated a generous £1,000.

SC Johnson have supported our appeal for two years. Noreen from the company was also pleased to be able to support our Gift Angels scheme which kindly asks for gift donations. Sc Johnson donated nearly 20 gift vouchers as a Christmas gift to young people.

Farnborough Business Park who champion community, were delighted to run Open Doors across their buildings. Together with their tenants, they made financial contributions to Open Doors and donated a range of presents and gift cards which were all distributed to young people.

Atkins Global made a £200 contribution to Open Doors which helped to accommodate and provide specialist support for 6 young people.

Neil Foundations Systems Ltd’s donation of £1,000 equated to providing a full day of support for the Aldershot Foyer.

SITA loved the Corporate Giving Christmas tags! The team displayed the tags and rallied up support across their offices. The team managed to raise over £335.

Masterjet Ltd, a first-time giver, donated £1,000 after hearing about the Open Doors appeal. A very generous first-time donation – thank you!

Cupola Consulting have helped a young person for an entire week at Step by Step.

ELM Group decided to donate the funds raised from their Christmas raffle to support a local charity – we were very pleased to be a beneficiary of their success.

Farnborough International counted down to Christmas with 12 days of fundraising. The team ran a series of mini fundraising events, including a bake-off which raised £360.

Golden Acre Foods Ltd were pleased to be able to give a £1,00 donation to help young people facing homelessness. They have partnered with Step by Step for a number of years and continue to support our work.

Headley Financial Services Ltd, even after tackling the cold and sleeping out for a night, wanted to give a Christmas gift and opened doors for 11 young people.

Sun Life Financial (UK) donated over £2,000 to help local young people going through hard times.

Square One Physiotherapy kindly donated £1 from every session throughout December which raised a healthy £300.

Redfields Garden Centre kindly invited us in for an Awareness Day to coincide with the Arrival of Santa event. The day was a huge success, with gingerbread men, singing penguins and much more fun for all the family to enjoy. Following on from the festivities, the local garden centre donated over £4,000 to support young people going through hard times.

Happiful Magazine donated a generous £435 off the back of a series of office Christmas fundraising initiatives.

We also extend thanks to:

Are you thinking about developing your CSR plans in 2020? Do you want to help your local community?

Why not partner with us!

We have a wealth of activities to engage you throughout the year and are happy to support fundraising initiatives in your company. To find out more, please email Jenna – jenna.grant@stepbystep.org.uk.