Carr’s Billington raises £45,000 for children’s charity

Despite one of the most challenging years for fundraising, Carr’s Billington has raised £45,000 for children’s charity WellChild.

For the past six years, Carr’s Billington has been using the sale of its unique purple bale wrap as an opportunity to raise much needed funds for WellChild, a national charity that supports seriously ill children throughout the UK.

Kate Acutt, senior fundraiser at WellChild, thanked the staff and customers at Carr’s Billington for their ongoing support, particularly during this past year.

She said: “In April 2020, we were projecting a 60% loss in income, mainly from the postponement or cancellation of key fundraising events.

“We’ve worked hard to find new and innovative sources of funding to meet the sudden surge in demand from the families we support, who have been particularly vulnerable during this time.”

So far this year, 700 rolls of purple wrap has been sold across the country, and for every roll purchased, £5 is donated to WellChild. In normal years, staff and customers also participate in other fundraising activities, like golf days and charity walks.

Mark Cole, managing director at Carr’s Billington, said: “Although we haven’t been able to host any of our in-person fundraising events, we were determined to still provide as much support to WellChild as possible.

“I’d like to personally thank all of our customers who have made this possible by continuing to buy the purple wrap and support this phenomenal cause. We can all be extremely proud of what we have achieved to date and I look forward to progressing this in the future.”

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