Avery Healthcare are a major sponsor and supporter of the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC), a UK organisation that supports current and former care workers with crisis grants. Avery are always looking for innovative ways to raise much-needed funds for this worthy cause in the care sector, especially in the current circumstances.
Enterprising Project Manager in Avery’s Estates Department, Rachael Bisiker, decided that she would set up a Tuck Shop at the central office to raise funds by exploiting the staff’s need for snacks. From small beginnings just a few months ago, the Tuck Shop shelves are now stocked with cereals and breakfast bars, soups, noodle and pasta meals, drinks, and of course a tempting array of sweet treats. Very handy for staff who may have forgotten to bring some lunch in, especially now that the local delivery vans are not operating due to the lockdown.
Profits from the Tuck Shop have just hit £250, and so a cheque was presented to the CWC (not in person of course, at this time). Rachael said, “We used to get a range of food vans visit our business park here so it seemed that we would be better off supplying some of this ourselves and generating some funds for our favoured charity; so ‘Munch for Money’ has really paid off!”
As well as nominating the charity if ever offered any donations, Avery supports the CWC’s summer and group activity events, such as trekking up Snowdon and climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks. To support the CWC’s new Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Avery have participated in recent events such as their CWC Sparkle Day, and their Skirt Rip Challenge, which is based on Eurovision Song Contest winners, The Fizz!