The Covid-19 pandemic has provided a difficult few months that have undoubtedly impacted not only those within our community, but also those on a wider, global scale. However throughout these uncertain times at Smylies we believe it is crucial to remain positive during this period, and one thing that has kept us upbeat is seeing how our community among others have come together to support those less fortunate in these uncertain times.
As a family run business, we have humble values at Smylies. During these turbulent times we will continue to conduct our community support duties, as those that need our help require support now more than ever. Our ‘Keep Smyling’ slogan - which was created by one of our directors’ daughters - is something you may see frequently in our content during the ongoing pandemic, as it emphasises the positive outlook that is required to support each other throughout this unusual spell.
So remember to Keep Smyling, and together we can make a positive difference.
During the summer month of August 2021, Chris and Alex Smylie, both completed the Tour De Mon on the picturesque island of Anglesey. The challenge was part of a broader charity initiative throughout the summer of 2021 and into the latter months of the year.
The 172km cycling sportive was completed in just under 8 hours and was a prominent event to raise funds for our chosen charities, Koala NW and Will’s Wish. Throughout the ride both Chris and Alex were able to take in the breath-taking views as they soaked up the natural beauty found on the island of Anglesey, making this challenge even more worthwhile. Read more about the Tour De Mon by checking out our recent blog post!READ MORE
With numerous charity events already completed and even more pipelined in the coming months, we have already reached our £5,000 target - raising a total of £5,125.00 so far.
Reaching this goal was only possible through a series of challenges and the generous donations of so many. Another prominent charity fundraiser saw 13 members of the Smylies team take on Tough Mudder, a 10 mile event which consists of 25 obstacles and requires determination as well as endurance, alongside great team work. Not only was it successful in helping us raise funds for our chosen charities, it was also a great team-bonding experience.
Other charitable events which have already taken place include:
We have even more charity fundraiser events coming up this autumn, including our Charity Golf Day, along with a mega bake sale and our highly anticipated annual Christmas Jumper Day!
Find out more about the newly nominated charities by the Smylies family
Koala NW is a UK non-profit organisation, dedicated to offering specialised emotional and practical help to both children and their families, in order to prevent isolation and increase wellness. Fundamentally, the North West-based organisation aims to provide support to children and their caregivers so that they can thrive.
provide both children and their families with who provide children and their families with tailored practical and emotional support that improves wellbeing, reduces isolation and supports both children and care-givers to thrive, in the North West UK.
The recently established local charity, Will’s Wish, is a cause particularly close to the Smylies family. Co-founded by our colleague George Falck, Will’s Wish offers young adult cancer sufferers experiences of their choice to escape their daily life of cancer treatments.