The Wishing Tree in Cheshire
Our Wishing Tree is back in Cheshire for another year - let’s give back to our local communities.
The Wishing Tree campaign encourages customers, colleagues and local businesses to get involved by donating gifts from wish lists provided by our charity partners. In previous years, the campaign has given more than 3000 presents to young and vulnerable people in our regions.
Here in Cheshire, we’re working with the Cheshire Community Foundation who will be helping us to provide gifts for Cre8 Macclesfield - a youth organisation based on the Moss Estate in Macclesfield. It was set up through the work of the St Barnabas Church on Lyme Avenue, and provides services and activities for young people, with a focus on those who are at risk or hard to reach.
Fund Development Manager Susie Roberts, from Cheshire Community Foundation, said: “Bruntwood has already been hugely supportive, supplying meeting space to enable our team to meet safely during the pandemic, and so Cheshire Community Foundation are especially delighted to have been chosen to participate in the Wishing Tree.
“Every child should have something lovely to open on Christmas Day, but for many families living in poverty, Christmas is just another source of worry and stress. Through this initiative, CCF has connected children and young people supported by Cre8 Macclesfield with Bruntwood’s generous customers and employees, delivering some festive cheer to families who desperately need it.”
Ameera Fletcher, Director at Cre8, echoed these comments. “Cre8 was delighted to be contacted to be recipients in the Wishing Tree Campaign. It means that our families and their children can look forward to a much brighter Christmas thanks to the kindness of others. We are so grateful to Bruntwood for this fantastic way of giving back to the community.”
Getting involved is easy - 1) grab a tag from the tree in your building; 2) let your host/receptionist know which tag you’ve taken (they’ll be able to tell you how to return your gift); 3) buy the present, wrap it and return it no later than midday on Monday 13th December.
Should your building not have a Wishing Tree, or if you don’t work in one of our buildings at all but you’d still like to get involved, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll email a tag to you and provide details of how to return your gift.
(Please note that it may take a little longer for trees to go up in some of our spaces, but fear not - if you don’t see a tree, just ask at reception and we can give you a tag to take away).
By taking some time out from your day to donate, you can put a big smile on a child’s face this Christmas...