Welcome to our Charity Page
Each year we support a wide variety of local, national and international charities via donation, sponsorship or providing stock for charitable events.
Below are details of fundraising events held and the fantastic charities Puckator support.
St Luke’s cares for people of all ages 18 and upwards throughout Sheffield who have terminal illnesses. Their mission is to deliver the best possible palliative and end of life care in Sheffield free of charge, whilst developing and driving continual improvements for everyone affected by terminal illness. As a charity, everything they do is offered completely free of charge and they rely on public support to fund 74% of the overall costs of the vital care.
Every year St Luke’s help more than 1,500 patients and their families and carers - more than 5,000 people in total. At any one time, they are caring for 20 patients in their In Patient Centre. Meanwhile, throughout Sheffield, 17 of St Luke’s community nurses are caring for around 400 patients in their own homes and in care homes – around 1,000 every year. They work constantly with the NHS, local care homes and council departments to further develop exactly the range of care and support services that all people with terminal conditions need and deserve.
St Luke’s Festival of Light – this very special event is a celebration and remembrance of the lives of loved ones, allowing people to dedicate a light in memory of people they have lost. Held in the grounds of St Luke’s in Sheffield for the past 25 years, they welcome over 1,000 people each year and raise a staggering £50,000 in total for the charity.
We are very proud to be the Headline Sponsor for the event this year and look forward to being a part of this uplifting and moving campaign. Join us on Sunday 4th December 2016 for this special gathering and the grand switch-on of thousands of white lights.
Team from Puckator's Sheffield office volunteered at the Festival of Light this year.
Fundraise For St Luke's
See what St Luke's do for patients, families and carers
|PDSA is the UK’s leading vet charity. Its vision is a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet through preventing disease, educating owners and offering lifesaving treatments. PDSA provides free veterinary care to pets whose owners are in need of support, whether they are a pensioner or in financial difficulty due to poverty, disability or illness.|
The dedicated teams at PDSA’s 51 pet hospitals and 380 plus pet practices provide 2.7 million treatments a year. Helping almost half a million pets and bringing peace of mind to 300,000 owners.
Watch PDSA’s advert on Youtube
PDSA is entering its centenary year - having provided care to the nation’s poorly pets for the last 100 years, the demand for their services is ever growing and they desperately hope to be able to provide it for the next 100 years.
As a company we are a key partner of PDSA and to show our support of this momentous occasion, we will be donating in conjunction with the “Give 10% Appeal” running through the month of May.
Read more about what makes PDSA Special
Find out how to get involved
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money. This money makes an incredible difference, with 50% funding projects in the world's poorest communities, and the other 50% used to transform lives right here in the UK.
With over 1000 running, swimming and cycling events taking place up and down the country, we thought it only appropriate for a couple of members of staff to join in. Our Photographic Media Technician, Dan Ardagh, set himself the challenge to cycle a 25 mile journey along the Camel Trail in Cornwall. Dan actually completed an impressive 38.7miles in total and raised £334. One of our designers, Jack Evans, completed a 12 mile extreme off road cycle challenge through the Peak District and raised a further £200.
Both of our UK offices (in Liskeard and Sheffield) showed their support by holding bake-offs with all proceeds going directly to Sport Relief - together they raised a fantastic £253!
As a company, to show our support of staff efforts and this life-changing charity, we match-funded ALL donations raised by these four events and the grand total donated to Sport Relief was a whopping £1,569!
Dan's Sport Relief Cycle Challenge
Jack's Sport Relief Cycle Challenge
See Where Your Money Goes
View More Information About Sport Relief
Link Community Development
Link Community Development (Link) is an international NGO working with governments in four sub-Saharan African countries, with the goal of providing accessible and quality education to those most in need of it. Link takes a holistic approach to assess the barriers that are preventing children from attaining a quality education, and then creates sustainable, and sensible, solutions to overcome these problems. There is still a long path to take for Link to make the vision of every child in the world having access to quality education a reality. Each year thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa miss out on an education - 30 million children are not in school and of those that are, 48 million children do not learn basic literacy skills.
To show our support of Link’s fantastic work, we have donated an initial £3000 to sponsor the Chipalukwa Primary School in Dedza, Malawi. School sponsorship is a really effective way of helping hundreds of children in poor communities get a decent start in life. We know that good schools, providing a good education, is a realistic goal, and Link know what it takes to achieve it.
View the Link Biennial Review
View the country profile for Malawi and an overview of Link’s work in-country
More info on how to become a school sponsor
Soi Dog Foundation
The Soi Dog Foundation is Asia's largest animal welfare organisation, founded in 2003, specialising in the care and control of street dogs and cats. Based in Phuket, Thailand, Soi Dog sterilises and vaccinates abandoned dogs and cats, administers medical care, shelters and arranges adoptions for these animals. Soi Dog has received several awards from, amongst others, The Humane Society International and the prestigious Elizabeth Lewitt Award and it has also become the first society of its type to be granted official foundation status in Thailand.
Soi Dog has reached a milestone of over 104,282 dogs and cats sterilized, it runs a shelter and re-homing centre for over 400 dogs that have been abandoned or abused, and also feed hundreds of dogs and cats who live in temples having been rescued from the dog meat trade. The organisation recently set up an operation in Vietnam, with a view to ending the dog meat trade there. It also runs a schools education programme on animal welfare, and is single-handedly fighting to end the illegal Thai dog meat trade.
The foundation relies entirely on donations to continue its work and this financial support makes an immediate impact in helping the stray and neglected animals. We therefore proudly donate 10% of all sales of our French Bulldog Range of products directly to the Soi Dog Foundation.
This Soi Dog Foundation Video on YouTube featuring Ricky Gervais, Judi Dench and Downton Abbey stars speaking out against the dog meat trade should give you some idea why we are so passionate about this charity. Click here to watch the video now.
View the Soi Dog Facebook Page
Donate to Soi Dog Foundation
Sponsor a cat or dog today
Sterts Arts and Environmental Centre
Sterts is a performing arts theatre, and the home of Moorland Theatre, based in Liskeard very near the Puckator head office and distribution centre. Located in a canopy-covered natural moorland amphitheatre, Sterts offers a unique opportunity to experience drama and musical productions with community involvement in a stunning open-air setting.
To show our support for this wonderful local centre, we as a company donated £500 towards their Wizard of Oz production which is scheduled for summer 2016.
View the Sterts Theatre Calendar featuring their Spring Season line up
Liskeard Lights Up
Liskeard Lights Up is a day of celebration which happens annually and welcomes Christmas to the market town of Liskeard in South East Cornwall... very near to our head office! The town gathers as darkness falls for ‘The Lights before Christmas’ lantern parade through the streets, followed by the switching-on of the Christmas lights and a spectacular fireworks display. The lanterns used in the parade are made out of willow withies covered in paper; many of the lanterns are designed and made by the children of local schools and adults with special needs. Throughout the day there is music, entertainment and Father Christmas makes a special appearance to meet all of the local children.
The parade is organised by volunteers and costs around £5,000 to put on each year, this money comes purely from fund raising, donations and charities.
As a contribution and to show our support of this festive occasion, we donate all of the glow sticks which hang inside each of the lanterns to light up the parade. It really is a magical event and a great way to welcome Christmas to the town of Liskeard.
Further details about the event
Official Liskeard Lights Up website
Children in Need
BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity. Since 1980, thanks to the support of the public, it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. Providing grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. Local to people in all corners of the UK and supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
To show our support of this fantastic charity, Puckator match funded staff donations last year and in previous years.
Donate to BBC Children in Need
Read stories about how these donations make a difference
Porthleven Community Primary School
With our company head office and distribution centre based in Liskeard, Cornwall, we like to be a part of the local community and show our support whenever possible.
Porthleven Primary School aim to make learning irresistible by offering an attractive environment and a broad rich curriculum that is supported by a variety of after school and extra-curricular activities.
Throughout the year, this local Primary School holds various charity fundraising events which we donate a selection of prizes for games such as their Lucky Dip.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan is a UK organisation focused on providing support and giving energy and inspiration to those affected by cancer, from the moment of diagnosis, through to treatment and beyond.
As a company, we regularly show our support for this life-changing charity and this year our head office in Cornwall raised £229.02 with a Charity Bake Sale! We didn't beat our last years total, but we managed to finish all cakes :)
At Alzheimer's Society, they believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. They are here for anyone affected by dementia, and they do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Memory Walk sees thousands of people raising money for a world without dementia across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
People of all ages and abilities join in, from grandparents to grandchildren, and even furry four-legged friends. We all walk together to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia, and raise money to reclaim the future.
Our colleague Caroline Howard is participating in the 2016 Memory Walk on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday the 8th of October, hoping to raise over £150 to support Alzheimer's Society.