Charity Support 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 events, 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 Cycle" - 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
A 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 the beautiful amount of £1410 is going to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
Puckator’ Charity of the Year in 2017 is the Cornwall Air Ambulance
This year they are celebrating their 30th year, having flown over 26,000 missions, which is on average 700 missions every year, saving lives and bringing vital emergency medical treatment in minutes to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, all funded by the generosity of the public and local businesses.
Cornwall Air Ambulance Christmas open day, December 2, 2017
Our colleague Caroline Howard spent the day helping out on the Cornwall Air Ambulance stand, selling Christmas cards, toy helicopters, tea towels, etc. " It was great fun" she said. "I took along some toys for the Santa’s Grotto, which proved to be a great success, particularly the Unicorn Hand Puppets and the Pirate Party Bags."
In the photo you can see Air Ambulances 2nd helicopter, their other helicopter was away having a major service. During the day they were called out on an emergency, so it was quite exciting watching the helicopter take off!
One of the ways the Air Ambulance raise money is by selling donated items in their six shops, all in Cornwall. In order to help raise as much money as possible for them in addition to the sponsorship, we are organising a collection of donated items for the Air Ambulance to sell in their shops. Our colleagues from Cornwall office and warehouse all participate in donation of men, women and kids’ good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture, shoes, jewellery, handbags, toys, books and DVDs. Also, we have a collecting tin in the Reception for all the donations from our customers.
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 (postponed to 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:
In September 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 this year’s 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.
Pucker up for Pudsey
Our colleague Kym Wain is starting her Children in Need campaign and she's aiming to raise £100.
She's hoping to sell 100 of the amazing Forever Living ‘Aloe Lips’ Lip balms to do this and so she needs your help! They cost just £2.99 each and Kym will be donating £1 of that for each one sold. This little stick is a MUST HAVE rich and nourishing pocket-sized lip balm. This loaded lip product contains aloe, jojoba and three types of wax to smooth and soothe chapped, dry lips. Great for protecting lips all-year round, especially as the winter months approach
You can order these lip balms via email email@example.com
Massive thank you to everyone who bought lip balms and the staff at Puckator Ltd! We managed to raise £45.51 plus £11.38 Gift aid for BBC Children in Need ❤️
Saturday 2nd December at 5.30pm - Lights Up Procession leaves the Cattle Market Car Park to process around the town centre to The Parade for the official turning on of the Christmas lights and a celebratory firework display. Come and join us!
Puckator has donated 480 glow sticks to use in the lanterns.
And how did it go? Luckily it was a cold still night this year, perfect the see the lanterns in all their glory. The theme was "all things Cornish", so amongst the amazing lanterns we had boats, sheep, and a rugby player, and even an amazing Stag lantern.
They empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. They’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years.
Brownies are girls aged seven to ten who become a member of a Six and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and to make brilliant friends.
Here in Cornwall we have 107 Brownie units bringing together over 1,700 girls in both town and rural locations.
Puckator donated some raffle prizes to the St Cleer Brownies, for them to sell to raise money at their Christmas Fate.
Find out more about Brownies
Here is everything you need to know about Girlguiding - from the Promise that every girl makes, to how they run and what it’s like to work for them.
Veterans at Ease are a Durham based charity and voluntary group who work in the community to help Veterans, Reservists, Serving Military Personnel and their Families deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat stress-related issues. The charity has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Puckator have donated some raffle prizes to the Army Dog Unit Association who were raising money at their AGM this year for the Veterans at Ease. The auction took place at the end of April and over £1000 has been raised for this good cause.
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.
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 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 by organising Charity Bake Sale - this year we raised £89.79 with our Macmillan Coffee Morning in donations and Puckator added another £100!
Unfortunately, we don't have any photos of cake monsters, they're all camera shy!