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  1. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    P C Henderson has held up its annual Christmas tradition and donated a number of Christmas turkeys to The Peoples Kitchen  - a local charity which helps homeless and disadvantaged people in the Newcastle area. In addition to this, team members have also grouped together this year to donate a wide selection of store cupboard essentials to another local charity – Durham Food Bank.Over the past 5 years, P C Henderson has gifted each of its employees with a turkey to enjoy over the Christmas period as well as providing a number of turkeys to local charity – The Peoples Kitchen. This year the company kindly donated numerous turkeys to feed up to 100 people which will be served into hot meals for the homeless and vulnerable to enjoy over the festive period.Team members also kindly came together this year to provide a wide selection of store cupboard essentials to Durham Food Bank. Donations included a range of urgently required items including tinned meat, instant potatoes, vegetables and biscuits as well as a number of items aimed to ensure that the less fortunate can enjoy their special day - including Christmas puddings, cake, chocolate, selection boxes and crackers.Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson, commented “Donating turkeys to the Peoples Kitchen has become an annual tradition at P C Henderson but with the effect that Covid-19 has had on food poverty across the UK – we wanted to go one step further. Our team members were extremely generous in their donations and will undoubtedly go on to support a number of families and individuals in our local area”.Established in 1985, The Peoples Kitchen aims to provide food, friendship and a future to the disadvantaged by offering hot food, warm clothes, a friendly face and support for independent living. The charity relies solely on volunteers to provide a range of services to homeless and disadvantaged people.Durham Food Bank is one of 428 food banks, which is part of the Trussell Trust network, working to reduce poverty and hunger throughout the UK. Trussell Trust forecasted a 61% increase in food parcels required throughout the UK during October to December – equating to six food parcels given out every minute.
  2. Stephanie Lee
    Charity
    P C Henderson is delighted to have continued its annual tradition this year and donated six Christmas turkeys to The Peoples Kitchen – a Newcastle based charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people.Each year P C Henderson gifts each of its employees with a Christmas turkey to enjoy with their friends and family over the festive period. As part of P C Henderson’s commitment to support local and national charities, the company also donates a number of turkeys to The People’s Kitchen so that those less fortunate can enjoy a Christmas turkey on the big day.Established in 1985, the charity relies solely on volunteers to provide a range of services to homeless and disadvantaged people. Services include clothes, warm surroundings, toiletries, friendship, ongoing support and hot food. The charity serves up over 100 hot meals most nights - with the addition of the extra meals they serve on the streets - this equates to over 40,000 hot meals being served per year!“As a company we’re committed to supporting a wide range of charities throughout the year – these are mostly national charities so it’s also great to be able to give back to a charity that’s making such a difference on a local level. The Peoples Kitchen is based very close to our UK offices – it’s great to know that we’re helping local people in need - particularly at this time of year”, commented Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson.Charities that P C Henderson has supported this year include Macmillan, Children in Need, Save the Children and most recently The Peoples Kitchen – raising a fantastic combined total of £730 plus the 6 turkeys donated.We’d like to wish all of our employees and customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
  3. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    Today our Bowburn office came to work rocking their most festive jumpers in support of this year’s Christmas Jumper Day.The annual fundraising day - organised by UK charity Save the Children - sees millions of people come together sporting their best Christmas jumper and donate £2 for taking part.All money raised is used to provide essential food, healthcare and education to children all over the world - in 2018 alone the charity reached an amazing 134 million children across 120 countries worldwide.It’s great to see so many of our Bowburn team come together in support of the charity and in total we raised over £47. Thank you to all of our team who participated and donated.To see how you can help and for more information about the charity, please click here.
  4. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    Sliding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, successfully raised over £380 for Children in Need last week, through a number of onsite events organised by team member John Suddes.P C Henderson has always supported various charities throughout the years but since John became a parent to his son Rio, who has Cerebral Palsy, the Children in Need charity holds much more of personal meaning to him.For the past 10 years John has taken on the role of organising P C Henderson’s annual Children in Need event  - this year organising a bake sale, raffle and various other competitions in support of the charity. John also completed a sponsored run to work, completing an impressive 14 mile journey in a fantastic time of 2 hours 41 seconds.John commented, “Since becoming a parent to a disabled child myself, Children in Need holds a much more personal meaning to me. As Rio has got older I’ve realised that there are organisations out there, which Children in Need help to fund, that he has previously used or will use in the future - it’s great to give something back to them.”“Rio recently attended a disabled sports club which receives funding from Children in Need and through the charity I have also found another club - CPSport – that put on sporting events for children with Cerebral Palsy. It’s a great way for Rio to compete and enjoy a range of sports including athletics and swimming, with children of similar abilities to his own”, continued John.Children in Need supports children and young people in the UK to ensure they have a safe, happy and secure childhood which allows them to reach their full potential. Thanks to the support of the public - the charity is able to support over 3,000 local charities and projects nationwide to help children who face a range of disadvantages including disabilities, poverty, deprivation, abuse and neglect.
  5. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    The P C Henderson team have recently pulled together to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, with people all over the UK hosting their own coffee mornings to help raise money. Last year the charity raised an incredible £26,914,382 and this year are hoping to exceed this figure.In support of the charity, P C Henderson held a coffee morning last Thursday at our UK office in Bowburn whereby employees brought in a variety of sweets, cakes, pastries and other treats.In total, the team raised an amazing £234 for Macmillan. Special thanks to all of those team members who baked, helped and donated, including our neighbours – Katem Logistics.P C Henderson’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, also held fundraising activities in aid of Macmillan including national and local raffles, competitions, cake auctions and cake sales. Thanks to the generosity of all employees across all sites, we collectively raised a total of £3084.The nationwide charity supports those effected by cancer by offering emotional, physical and financial support. Thanks to the support of the public, the charity are able to offer a network of local volunteers who are trained to help people effected by cancer in their community by providing support such as shopping, housework, transport and befriending.
  6. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    P C Henderson has recently donated 4 turkeys to North East Charity, The Peoples Kitchen in the run up to Christmas.Established in 1985, The Peoples Kitchen supports homeless and vulnerable people in the Newcastle area by providing hot meals, clothing, support and friendship.Running for over 30 years, the charity now serves around 140 hot meals every night – approximately  40 000 per year!All P C Henderson employees received a turkey this year as a gift to help them celebrate the Christmas holidays with their friends and family. As part of this we also donated some turkeys to The Peoples Kitchen to support their efforts in providing the homeless with a warm meal and a safe environment over the festive period.To find out more about The Peoples Kitchen and show your support please click here.
  7. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    Last Friday our office supported Save the Children by taking part in this year’s Christmas Jumper Day.The P C Henderson team came to work sporting their most festive jumpers in support of the annual fundraising day.Organised by UK charity Save the Children, Christmas Jumper Day encourages family, friends and colleagues to come together in their Christmas Jumpers and donate £2 for taking part.Helping over 13.3 million children in 2017, Save the Child aim to build better futures for millions of children around the world by using money raised to provide essential food, healthcare and education.It was great to see so many of our team come together and even better to raise over £70 for the charity!To show your support for such a great cause, please click here to make your donation.
  8. Kate Donkin
    Charity
    The P C Henderson team pulled together last week to help raise money for the BBC charity  - Children in Need.The charity supports children and young people in the UK who face a range of disadvantages such as poverty, deprivation, abuse and disability. Thanks to the support of the public, the charity is able to fund thousands of projects in the UK that contribute to the happy and safe upbringing of these children.In support of the fantastic charity, P C Henderson held a bake sale, raffle and ran various competitions last Friday at our Bowburn based factory. The event proved to be a huge hit with the team - particularly the raffle – which had a top prize of a free night’s stay which was kindly donated by Raddison Blu Hotel, Durham.The day ended on a high with £300 in total being raised for Children in Need – a record amount for P C Henderson.  Special thanks to John Suddes – our Customer Service Manager for Garage Door Spares - for organising the event along with everybody who baked, helped and donated, including our neighbours - Katem Logistics.If you could like to show you support for such a great cause, please click here to submit your donation.
  9. Gemma Smith
    Charity
    P C Henderson has donated a number of turkeys to Newcastle based charity, The Peoples Kitchen to help feed the homeless and less fortunate in the North East over the festive period.Established in 1985, The People’s Kitchen has been supporting the homeless and disadvantaged in the Newcastle area with warm clothes, food and support.Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson was happy to help, he comments:“Christmas is a time we traditionally give gifts but it is also a time to reflect, be thankful for what we have and support those who are less fortunate or need a helping hand.This year every employee at P C Henderson received a turkey as a gift to help them celebrate the special holiday with their families and friends. We also thought it was equally as important to buy some extra turkeys to help The Peoples Kitchen provide a warm meal and a safe environment on Christmas Day to those in need around the North East.”Spurred on by an article about the death of a homeless man, founder Alison Kay (then in her 70s) decided to set up an organisation to support those in need. Within a year, Alison had 40 helpers, and they set up the first People’s Kitchen next to the railway arches by Dean Street.
  10. Stephanie Lee
    Charity
    Christmas Jumper Day had the office looking particularly festive last Friday as the team donned their most festive wear for Save the Children’s’ annual fundraising day.Christmas Jumper Day encourages friends, family, colleagues and schools to dig out their favourite festive jumper and donate £2 to Save the Children for taking part.Helping over 22 million children in 2016, the charity aims to save children’s’ lives across the world and build better futures for them through innovative work on the ground and campaigning for change on key issues.It was great to see so many of our team members involved and even better to raise £50 for the charity.www.christmasjumperday.orghttps://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
  11. Stephanie Lee
    Charity
    ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’…and it certainly did in the P C Henderson office last Friday for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.With the slogan of ‘Get silly for a serious cause’ Christmas Jumper Day encourages people to get into groups, donate a small amount of money to charity and in turn wear their best Christmas jumpers to work, school or wherever they may be.It was great to see so many of our team members involved and even better to have raised over £50 for the charity.The money raised through the campaign is used to help millions of children across the world who are lacking the most basic support such as healthcare, education, protection and food.www.christmasjumperday.org
  12. Stephanie Lee
    Charity
    November, a time of year where a quick double-take of your colleagues new found (and often unusual) facial hair is a regular occurrence – and it was no different in the PC Henderson office last month.The Movember  Foundation raises funds on a global scale all year round but in November one of its most recognised fund raising methods is put to play – the Movember Movement. For 30 days men are challenged to cut out the shaving and grow their moustache in order to raise  funds for the charity.Six P C Henderson team members took part in the hairy challenge and raised over £340 in their efforts. The team would like to thank everybody who donated towards the worthy cause. If you'd like to show your support, it's not too late - simply visit the teams Movember page and submit your donation. What is Movember?