Here at Hampton Living we are keen to give a little back, so we have set up 'Hampton Giving'.
Some of the causes will be ones close to our own hearts, others will be causes suggested to us by friends and customers of Hampton Living. If you have any suggestions for a charity you feel we should consider supporting please contact us here. Tell us the name of the charity you would like to nominate and your reason. This may be something close to your heart, or just something you feel is a good cause. Each year we will support a minimum of 2 charities, but even if there are already two listed for the current year we will consider further suggestions.
We again attended the Love Christmas Fair in Chester for two days. The first being a champagne and shoppping extravaganza, the second day allowing you to pop in and shop until your heart is content with christmas carols sung by the choir.
Ticket sales and 10% of all sales at the event was split between three charities, Turn2Us, The Babygrow appeal and the Nightingale House Hospice.
A friend of Hampton Living is this year, thankfully, cancer free for five years, in large part to the tremendous work of The Christie and their fabulous doctors and nurses. In recognition of this and as a thank you to them all, she has pledged to spend the year raising £5000 for The Christie, specifically the Lymphoma Fund. We are thrilled to be able to help by donating a raffle prize to her special event. We wish her all the very best for the future!
We are thrilled to update this post with the news that in one night almost £15,000 was raised, huge congratulations to all involved.
We attended the Love Christmas Fair at Chrester Racecourse, which included a shopping evening with champagne, followed by a full shopping extravaganza the next day. There were Christmas carols sung by the choir and raffles as well as all your shopping needs for Christmas.
As well as ticket sales going to the charities, all stallholders gave 10% of their takings.
The charities supported were:
Turn2Us helps people in financial hardship get the help and support they need. The babygrow appeal aims to raise £3 milion to build a state of the art neonatal unit at Chester Hospital. Nightingale House Hospice provides essential, free palliative care to patients across the region.
This year was Arley Hall's Christmas Shopping Spectacular's 25th Anniversary and it's final of 5 years supporting the Seashell Trust. There was a Champagne, Canapés and Shopping evening on Monday 9th November from 6pm til 10pm and a full Shopping Day on Tuesday 10th November from 9.30am til 5pm.
We were there for both days and as well as all ticket sales going to the charity, each stallholder gave 10% of all sales over the two days.
The event was a huge success and it was great to meet so many of you.
We’d like to thank the committee for their tireless work, all the stallholders and everyone who supports and attends the event and spends so generously. Not only do we receive ticket and raffle sales but 10% of everything you spend at the event also goes directly to Seashell Trust. This year, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Shopping Spectacular, we are hoping to raise £25,000 to fund an entire sensory room in one of our new residential houses. - The Seashell Trust.
On Friday 2nd October Toni & Guy Wilmslow held a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer and they asked us to donate a cake. So we got to work in the kitchen and home baked a Strawberry Cake with Vanilla icing. The coffee morning was a big success and supported a great cause.
We were asked to sponsor a swim that one of our customers was taking part in, with proceeds going to Sail for cancer. The charity provides water based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. We were very happy to support this worthwhile charity.
Close to our hearts we lost a friend this June who was greatly supported by St Rocco's Hospice. Her friends and family are doing the Starlight Ladies Walk in her honour and we have sponsored them for this wonderful event.
We were asked to support this worthwhile charity by a friend of Hampton Living. They requested a donation of a children's toy for a charity coffee morning raffle in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. The coffee morning was held in honour of a little girl who died at the age of 23 months from meningitis and also to raise awareness of the MenB vaccine.