The Wishing Tree in Leeds
The Wishing Tree is back in Leeds once again, and it’s a great way to give back something back to our local communities.
At Bruntwood, we have a strong commitment to our communities and as Christmas is all about supporting those around you, it’s the perfect time to show that we mean it.
Customers, colleagues and local businesses can get involved with the Wishing Tree campaign 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 cities.
This year, we’ve linked up with Leeds Community Foundation, helping us to provide presents for Flourishing Families, who work to support family literacy, tackle food poverty in families and provide active assistance to primary school-aged children living in deprivation.
“We are delighted that Bruntwood, one of our valued members, has been able to launch a new Christmas project with Flourishing Families, a longstanding community organisation serving some of the most vulnerable families in Leeds,” said Kate Hainsworth, CEO of Leeds Community Foundation. “We hope that the project reaches up to 200 families in Leeds and brings some Christmas joy to communities.”
Supporting the development of a fair and equal society is a central theme of our core purpose of Creating Thriving Cities, so we feel the work done by Flourishing Families is really aligned with our vision for a better future in our city regions, and we’re pleased to be able to give back through our partnership with Leeds Community Foundation on the Wishing Tree campaign.
If you’d like to get involved, the process couldn’t be simpler: 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 Friday 10th 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).
There are lots of ways to make a difference to someone’s Christmas this year - why not let The Wishing Tree be one of them?