The Wishing Tree in Manchester
The Wishing Tree is here in Manchester 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.
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.
In Manchester, we’re again teaming up with Manchester Youth Zone who we have partnered since 2011 and, this year, we’re also throwing our support around HideOut Youth Zone. Both organisations provide safe, inspiring spaces for young people, along with access to a range of leisure and learning facilities.
Hannah Wright, Head of Development at Manchester Youth Zone, said: “Our partnership with Bruntwood goes far beyond financial donations, with the business sharing experiences, expertise, opportunities, encouragement and time with MYZ. The Wishing Tree campaign makes a difference to hundreds of young people who thanks to the campaign and generosity of Bruntwood colleagues and clients, have something to open at Christmas.”
HideOut expressed similar thoughts. Jessica Walker, Corporate Fundraiser for the charity, added, “The Wishing Tree campaign helps us ensure that vulnerable children and young people in Manchester don't miss out on the fun and celebration of the festive season. We're so grateful for the generosity of Bruntwood and their wonderful customers and their support in ensuring that Manchester's young people have a present to open on Christmas morning, keeping that magic alive.”
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 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).
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