Here at AP&C we have always been very charitable over the years. We’ve done charity cycle rides, printed calendars and programs for charities, and even had employees dress up to do the annual pancake race in Newbury Town centre.
Lockdown inspired us once again, and so we launched our first social charity campaign to start giving back to things our community finds important.
Our first social driven charity campaign received a huge response. We asked you guys to choose which charity you wanted us to donate £500 to, in addition we were giving one lucky nominator a years’ free Netflix subscription. The chosen charity was the “French Bulldog Rescue GB” with a staggering vote. We are so pleased as this is a totally volunteer based rescue funded only by contributions. To find out more about the rescue please visit https://www.frenchbulldogrescuegb.co.uk/
Off the back of this campaign we will be running our next social competition but this time focusing on four charities from West Berkshire that are all local to our Newbury office. All of these charities received the most votes from our first campaign.
Swings and Smiles https://www.swingsandsmiles.co.uk/
West Berkshire Rapid Response Cars http://www.wbrrc.co.uk/
West Berkshire Mencap https://www.wbmencap.org/
West Berkshire Therapy Centre http://www.westberkshiretherapycentre.org.uk/
Hopefully we are coming to the end of a hard last 18 months with Covid-19. In the effort to add a little extra good to the world, it’s great to get involved with random acts of kindness to boost your mental health. Here’s a few top tips of the charities you could support:
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