MANCHESTER, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Customised trolley coin keyrings for WellChild, printed T-Shirts for Donaldson's School for the Deaf and cotton shopping bags for the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) are the three latest donations of promotional items given to worthy causes by promotional products distributor 4imprint as part of their Helping Hand programme.
WellChild is the national charity for sick children. It supports seriously ill children and their families through its programmes of care, support and research. The charity funds WellChild Nurses who care for sick children in their homes, organises Helping Hands projects where teams of volunteers give practical help such as bedroom and garden makeovers and funds medical research into a host of health issues which affect children.
"We also run a programme called Helping Hand which currently helps more than 30 families a year and we were delighted to be given trolley coin keyrings which we're giving to volunteers who undertake the bedroom and garden refurbishments," said Karl Gwilliam, Senior Fundraiser for WellChild. "We're a national charity relying entirely on volunteers and corporate contributions so donations like this are a real boost."
Donaldson's School, Scotland's national school for children who are deaf or have communication difficulties, were delighted to be awarded printed T-Shirts which are being used to raise the school's profile at fundraising events including the Christmas shopping evening.
"We are currently trying to raise £40,000 to buy a range of communication aids for our pupils to help them interact better with each other and their teachers," said Gill Sinclair, Donaldson School Fundraiser. "As a grant aided special school we are always grateful for the support of companies and volunteers at fundraising events and 4imprint's Helping Hand programme is particularly valuable with the added pressure of an economic downturn."
While looking through 4imprint's catalogue SVP's fundraising officer Jessica Bray noticed the Helping Hand programme and immediately applied for cotton shopping bags to give to those running in Santa Races on behalf of SVP. The Santa Runs take place throughout the country during December as part of the organisations fundraising to continue their work helping people in poverty.
"Unfortunately we've seen a marked increase in requests for our services as people face increased hardship," added Bray. "It's great to know that there are businesses like 4imprint who are happy to help us promote our services and in turn help us alleviate poverty."
Details of 4imprint's Helping Hand programme can be found at: http://www.4imprint.co.uk/HelpingHand
4imprint Direct Limited is part of 4imprint Group plc that serves more than 100,000 businesses with its innovative promotional items and corporate gifts throughout the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada. Its promotional product offerings include personalised gifts, promotional pens, Post-it Notes, personalised mugs, keyrings, cotton bags, mousemats, printed drawstring bags, drink bottles, printed USBs, diaries & calendars, printed T-Shirts and much more. 4imprint's 'no quibble' guarantees include the promise that if the personalised goods are not despatched on time they'll be free! For additional information, visit http://www.4imprint.co.uk
About WellChild, see http://www.wellchild.org.uk
About St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), see http://www.svp.org.uk
About Donaldson's School, see http://www.donaldsons.org.uk
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Jackson-Leafield, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland