It’s a challenging time for many, with existing social and economic issues exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis, and people all over the world experiencing an unprecedented change in circumstances. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t take anything for granted.
As a business, we are grateful that we are able to support local charities in this time of need. Here is a round-up of some of the fantastic organisations that we have worked with this month.
We were lucky enough to visit the Seashell Trust last week, a local charity who benefit from clothing donations for their vulnerable students.
The Seashell Trust charity provides education and residential care for some of the most profoundly disabled children and young people in the country. What makes Seashell different is that it specialises in those who additionally have little or no ability to communicate verbally. They are also able to offer up to 52-week residential care for those who need it.
“We are really grateful to Simon Jersey for donating a range of garments so we can replace items that students damage.
Our fundraising has been decimated by Covid-19 and so a donation like this mean we can focus our funds on direct support for the children and young people as opposed to having to spend valuable funds on replacement clothing.” explains Dominic Tinner, Head of Fundraising.
To find out more about Seashell Trust and how you can help go to www.seashelltrust.org.uk
Nothing goes to waste: As a manufacture of work wear, we are all too often left with spare fabric and it would be a shame to see good quality fabric go to landfill. Instead, we have donated the fabric to Stockport College for students to use in future projects.
The Smart Works service operates across eight locations in the UK: North London, West London, Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, Reading, Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds. We were lucky enough to visit the Greater Manchester branch to donate blouses and workwear dresses.
Smart Works Greater Manchester supports unemployed women to ‘get the clothes, get the confidence, get the job’. Since 2015, Smart Works Greater Manchester charity has supported nearly 2000 women on their employment journey, 70% of those women have gone on to secure a job and transform their lives. As a workwear retailer we couldn’t think of a better charity to support, especial during a timing that we see unemployment at a high. We know that the blouses and suiting that we donate will make lasting difference.
Foodbanks all over the country are experiencing a huge surge in demand due to the impacts of Covid, that we have all felt in some way. This year the office has taken part in Stockport Foodbanks ‘Reverse advent’ the scheme encouraging people to donate a different food item each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Our lovely staff have generously donated food to help create hampers to donate to the worthy cause.