At the beginning of 2021, Smylies committed to raising the bar when it came to charity fundraising throughout the year. Our enthusiastic team took part in a range of challenges and activities, raising a huge £26,863.75 in total for 2021’s selected charities, Will’s Wish and Koala NW.
Our Managing Director, Chris Smylie, commented: “I’m incredibly proud and pleased of how much money the entire Smylies team has managed to raise over the course of 2021. It is a true mission of ours to give back to our community and support them wherever we can. The Smylies team has taken part in some incredibly exciting challenges and fundraising events to propel us to this position and we can only look to double down on our fundraising efforts in 2022.”
Over the course of 2021 there were plenty of activities and fundraisers that the Smylies team eagerly got stuck into. From Bungee Jumping , to 10km runs, abseiling and more, check out our charity fundraising highlights below:
Koala NW is a charity based in the North West of England that is committed to offering emotional practical support to children as well as their families to reduce isolation and increase their overall well-being.
Will’s Wish was founded by a member of the Smylies’ staff, George Falck, in memory of his brother who died of cancer. The charity was established to offer young adult cancer suffers the opportunity to take part in experiences of their choice to escape their daily life of cancer treatments.
George Falck commented: “From a personal point of view, for 5 years I have wanted to setup a local small charity foundation for my brother and because of the entire Smylies team, we are able to make this happen!”
If you would like to find out more information about how Smylies supports the community you can read more on our dedicated community matters page. You can also make a direct donation to one of our chosen charities by visiting our external donation page.