Our Collection Point
Having been contacted by a close friend of the business, we sat down to decide what we could do to do our bit for Ukraine given the space and the facilities we have. A small collection point was formed, staff were informed and we put a message on our website and our Facebook page knowing we would have customers and followers, keen to show support, without means to do so. Little did we know, this would reach over 12,000 people.
We started in our spare sales office, an area far too small to take all the donations coming our way.
This is a good opportunity to give a huge thanks to our Sales Admin team and our Service Advisor teams for their work over the last 2 weeks, organising items, labelling boxes, picking up items, packing the trailers and coming in extra days to ensure everything was sorted and distributed as efficiently as possible.
Moving into our hand over bay allowed customers to back right up to the doors, for us to fill our trailer (which we did 8 times!!) and for us to have room to sort the eclectic range of items that were kindly donated.
We send our warmest thanks to: The Shoulder Of Mutton, BM Stores, Smudge Fitness Spalding, The Parish Church of St Peter & Paul, Kirton, Sports Bike Shop, More Than Polish, Sleaford & District Lions, TB Containers, Young Dons FC, Dunelm Boston, Skegness Grammar, Skegness Academy, Frampton Church (thanks for the sausage rolls), Chestnut Street Cafe, Ruskington Primary School, Fenwick Bros Ltd.
We had some touching moments on the way. The students of King Edward VI Academy filling a Discovery from their collection, when Fold Hill dropped off a van load of dog food and we needed a human chain to unload it, and a local man, Digger, offering to drive the lorry.
We send our warmest thanks to: Horbling Primary School, Pygott & Crone Sleaford, Jakemans Sweets, Burgh Primary School, The Salon, Hawthorne Medical Staff, Wolfies Wine Bar, Arga Solutions Ltd, Hall Farm Park South Kelsey, Pol's Taxi's, Morrisons Pinchbeck, Market Rasen Rugby Club, Heckington Medical Centre, Zest Print