Donations Increase as Langstone Collects Shoes. Created on 18/06/2012 15:12:00
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) hold their first shoe amnesty at Langstone Technology Park and boosts the terrific fundraising already achieved there. Just shy of £4k raised to date.
This week employees at Langstone Technology Park in Havant, were involved with the first British Heart Foundation (Retail Division).
The event is part of the annual programme of support for the retail partnership that was established between the two earlier this year.
The idea for the amnesty came as the BHF were exploring new ways to increase donations to the charity. Employees at Langstone were envcouraged to bring in a pair of unwanted quality shoes over the week and drop them into the temporary donation points located in all Reception areas. By Friday the bins were filling up and additional collections were arranged.
To put this into perspective, for every pair collected that sell for £5.99, this is enough to provide a lifeline for a patient.
To date Langstone Technology Park has raised the equivalent of £3.692.60 through donations and collection tins that are located in the onsite restaurant for any spare change.
Martyn Randell, Customer Service Delivery Manager at Langstone comments: “We appreciate that many of the businesses onsite support charities through fundraising, so we created a link with the retail division so as to complement rather than try to overtake existing activities. The response as you can see has been terrific, raising almost £4,000 in quality retail donations and collections - and I thank everyone who has helped.”
Langstone Technology Park also has a donation point that the public can use for clothes, music/dvds & books.