As the lock down starts to slowly ease away, we all still have a role to play in keeping each other safe and supporting our national health service in doing so.
One of the most obvious ways you can support the NHS at this time is to adhere by the government guidelines. As a company, we have made many changes to the way we operate. In order to keep both our staff and customers safe, we have introduced necessary safety measures; such as implementing social distancing, disinfecting high traffic areas, zero-contact deliveries/collections and continuing to support staff members who are working from home.
However, there are many ways you can support the NHS further. And one of these ways is by donating.
Every year, the Haimes family hold an annual Woodland Walk as a charity fundraiser. This walk begins at the small shopping village in Warwickshire, Yew Tree Farm, and continues through the local Wootton Wawen private woodlands, owned by the Haimes family. This woodlands walk is truly mesmerizing as every year the woodland ground turns into a carpet of sweet-smelling purple bluebells. On this walk, supporters get to enjoy the refreshing woodland air, glimpses of the thriving local wildlife, plus the obvious beauty of the bluebells. All whilst helping to raise money for the charity or organisation of choice for that year. This year, that charity of choice was the NHS.
Although we were deeply saddened having to cancel the event, we did not completely give up on the idea of the event. Instead, we decided to partner up with the SWFT Charity & create a virtual Bluebell walk with all donations going towards the amazing NHS. In particular, these donations will go towards the Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Ellen Badger Hospitals as well as out of hospital community services across the whole of Warwickshire.
Although a virtual tour is not the same as the real thing, we hoped the nation would still appreciate the beauty of nature through a screen – and we were right! So far this fundraiser has raised a whopping £2,850 from generous donations made by the public. Although this sum is truly incredible, we still feel we can do better!..
How You Can Help
Every donation, large or small makes a difference. This fundraiser ends on the 30th June.
But don’t forget, there are other ways you can support the NHS, in fact they even have a list of ways you can support them on their website.
We’d like to take this time to remind you that our showroom is now back open! You can read more about this on our covid-19 updates page.