Travis Perkins leaves charity choice in the hands of customers

Travis Perkins’ Bullwell branch has launched its latest charity drive, leaving the decision of which charity to support in their customers’ hands.
On each visit, customers will be given a token put either towards Springfield Primary School’s Toy Library, or Bulwell Forest Garden. Each token is equivalent to £1 and Travis Perkins will donate up to £1,000 to each charity.

Kyle Leivers, Travis Perkins branch manager, said: “We are launching the initiative to benefit the organisations that do fantastic work in our community.

“The good causes were decided by us here at the branch, as we are all aware of how much the work they do benefits the local people in our community.”

Any money donated to Bulwell Toy Library will go towards its woodland project.

Sara Taylor, Toy Library activity co-ordinator, said: “We’ve been a charity for 38 years but some people in Bulwell still don’t know we exist.

“We are trying to help people get into the outdoors, put down their Xbox for an hour or two, and find out what they can do.

“The Woodland Project helps children make things out of natural things such as wood and gives them a connection with the outdoors.”

Money donated to Springfield Primary School will go towards its breakfast club. They provide free breakfasts for students, improving their ability to work and learn.

Jane-Belinda Francis, Springfield Primary School Head teacher, said: “We felt very honoured that our local business Travis Perkins chose us as one of their local causes. Just to be nominated has made us feel really special.

“Any money donated will go towards our Big Breakfast Club, as we feed over 50 children every day for free, as well as providing play and reading activities alongside the hot and cold food.

“I’d like to ask the people who are donating to choose Springfield Primary School as their local cause because we really need the funding to enhance all the wonderful things we are already doing. We can make your donation go a long way and positively affect lots of children.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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