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.
Sport Relief 2018
You might have heard about Iron Man event, where contestants run, swim and cycle super human distances... Well when we though what to do for Sport Relief 2018, we kept this in mind and came up with the "Cornish Cream Cyclist" - an event that’ll include Ice Cream, Cream Teas, #jamfirst and cycling up to 38 miles along the Camel Trail here in *Sunny Cornwall.
*sunshine not guaranteed
The last weekend of February Dan has been out in the Cornish sunshine training for the cycling part, doing just under 24 miles, but alas no ice creams or cream teas, saving these for the big day March 17th, when he’ll be joined by other cyclists and fans of cream teas from Puckator to raise their target £400, which will be fund matched by Puckator to £800!
BIG THANK YOU to all who supported a good cause & our colleagues tackling the Camel Trail in North Cornwall for Sport Relief this year. The cycle was a great success, the whole group finished even when it started to snow on the return leg!
The total of £705 was raised and Puckator matched the funds so beautiful amount of £1410 is going to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
Learn more about where your money helps
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.
The inspiration behind this event has come from a wonderful local lady Marcia Pook.
Raised in Darite, Marcia went school in Liskeard then on to train in Performing Arts in St Austell. She developed her love of dance with the Cornwall Youth Dance company and further training at the Laban Centre London. She was spotted by Cornish based dancers Lois Taylor and Dougie Bruce who at that time were based at Sterts. She worked in national and internally recognised companies and choreographers including with Lois and Dougie in Attik Dance and with Vtol, Angela Woodhouse, Frantic Assembly and Trading Faces. Everyone who met her saw her unique skill and ability to be beautiful, powerful, delicate and funny somehow all in one moment and separately if needed. Marcia lived life to the full and died young.
With support from her husband Chris Kasamias, Arts Council England and the Hall for Cornwall and local wholesaler Puckator we are able to give other experienced and young dancers the opportunity to share their creativity and work with the local community, where Marcia first discovered her passion for performance and dance.
Puckator sponsored the production of Oliver, that was shown on the 28th of July. A party of 12 staff attended the Gala night at Upon Cross where the excellent show took place. A memorable evening!
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.
We have been cooperating with St Luke over the past years and are happy to participate in 3 different projects in 2018:
Jack’s wing walk on a bi-plane (spring 2018)
Our colleague, designer Jack Evans decided to accept the challenge and experience the thrill of a wing walking ride in aid of St Luke:
I will be taking part in a Wing Walk in aid of St Luke's Charity. Puckator are proud to be a part of such an amazing cause that provides the best possible palliative care in Sheffield.
Our aim is to raise £800 so please donate as little or as much as you can to support this charity through my Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackevanspuckator
Autumn Sponsored walk (October)
Puckator is providing glow sticks and other glow items for traditional Autumn walk. More details on this event coming soon!
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.
Check back here later on for more details on this year's event details & how Puckator is involved.
Fundraise For St Luke's
See what St Luke's do for patients, families and carer
At the end of 2017, Lowman office took a part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.
With the support of people, they change the world for children through innovative work on the ground and campaigning for change on key issues.
- CHILD PROTECTION: Protect children who are in danger, exploited or neglected
- CHILD POVERTY: Bringing hope to those left behind
- CHILDREN'S RIGHTS: Education, protection and survival
- EDUCATION: Fighting to bring quality education to every child
Lowman office raised £55.32 which Puckator matched, so a total of £110.64 was raised as a contribution for 2017 Christmas Jumper Day. In total, Save the Children has raised £3,193,934! To see how the donations make a real difference read their latest Children Now magazine.
MacMillan’s Coffee Morning.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event.
People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. They are hoping to raise over £27 million again this year, to help everyone living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
On Tuesday 25th September we held our Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan’s Cancer Support charity, the tables were groaning with lots of delicious cakes and other yummy goodies. We raised £129.21, which Puckator matched to make a Grand Total of £258.42.