A Shipley based charity that helps people recovering from mental health problems to get back into work is among local charities that have gained from the generosity of our customers and staff.
Over the last two years, we have raised over £8,500 for the Cellar Trust through a series of fund-raising events that included 11 of us, led by Marketing Assistant Pete Casci, undertaking an 18 kilometre walk in the Lake District, selling Cellar Trust produce in store and collection boxes at the tills.
Our Marketing Manager, Jo Dales is delighted with the amount raised: “We’re at the heart of the community here at Tong and we’re pleased to support a local charity that makes a real difference to the lives of local people.
“We’re delighted to be able to support the Trust’s great work in helping people on their journey to recovery and to help them to raise the funds they need to offer this valuable service. As a garden centre first and foremost, we have particularly enjoyed supporting the Trust’s horticultural Skill Shop.”
Kim Shutler-Jones, CEO of The Cellar Trust is also delighted with Tong’s support: “Tong is a brilliant example of a local business making a big difference to people in their local community.
“We’re really grateful for the funds they have raised for us over the last two years – it will make a real difference to the Trust.”
In addition to the funds raised for the Cellar Trust, our staff and customers have raised more than £20,000 over the last two years for local charities and community groups including Martin House Hospice, Wibsey Salvation Army, Birstall Victoria Rugby Club and Shona Boocock Academy of Dance.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us to raise this incredible amount.