HDSSG visited Sainsbury’s Market Street in Huddersfield today for the last time in our official capacity as their charity partners for a cheque presentation. We are thrilled to announce that after 12 months together we raised a whopping £6288.65 for our group.
The dedicated staff organised quiz afternoons, raffles, tombolas, fancy dress dates, they took on the 3 Yorkshire Peaks and cycled over 160 miles on their Big Bike Ride, they held Halloween and Christmas parties and a fantastic BBQ and fun day. We also joined them for a Christmas bag pack day.
Huge thanks to the staff, customers, our families and friends who made it such a success – enabling us to continue to offer a fantastic range of educational, sporting and social opportunities for our children and young people with Down Syndrome.
We have loved every minute with the store and look forward to working with their colleagues at Sainsbury’s Salendine Nook as part of our new partnership for 2015/16
Here’s a look at the wonderful ‘Thank You’ video we compiled for our Market Street mates:
Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group are thrilled to announce we have been voted Sainsbury’s Market Street Charity Partner Of The Year!
Our nomination came from HDSSG dad, Chris Scott, who works in the branch and who’s daughter Mia accesses our group. We reached the top 3 along with ‘The Huddersfield Town Foundation’ – a registered charity, based at HTAFC. The vision is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people living within the community. And also ‘One Good Turn’ – who help the local community by tackling poverty – 2 excellent local causes.
All 3 organisations were then invited along to store to ‘pitch’ to managers and staff.
We are very excited to be offered this opportunity to raise our profile, spread current information about Down Syndrome and hopefully raise a little money for our group along the way. Most of our donations are used to heavily subsidise private Speech & Language Therapy for our members aged 3 – 13 in our Chatterbox programme, but we still have time for fun stuff too! Regular hydrotherapy swimming sessions, day trips out and more!
So if you pop in to Market Street Sainsbury’s please do look out for us!