Published On: 28/05/20203.2 min read
Smylies supporting the local community

There is no denying that the past few months have been unusual and uncertain, but the Smylies team have been overwhelmed by the sheer strength of community spirit that we have seen emerge during these turbulent times.

Whilst usual Smylies business has been largely unaffected, our team has also been super busy in trying to offer support for local causes and charities by raising vital funds in these challenging times.

From Easter egg donations for the NHS to food and drink supplies for the most vulnerable, here is a little glimpse at what we’ve been up to and what is still to come.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

This is one of our company chosen charities, which means that we will be fundraising throughout the year to help support this incredible centre so they can continue with the crucial work they do in the global battle against cancer.

We have made a £1,000 cash donation on behalf of the whole Smylies team as their staff continue to work and support patients through these unprecedented circumstances.

Neo Community Wirral

In partnership with the Wirral Chamber of Commerce, we have been delighted to be able to donate around £8,000 worth of food and drink supplies to Neo Community Wirral. These supplies are to be put into care packages, that are then to be delivered to some of the regions most vulnerable people, via the great team at Neo Community Wirral.

Paula Basnett, CEO at Wirral Chamber of Commerce said:

“We knew that asking our business community for donations during these sever economic times was always going to be a difficult challenge, in spite of this what we have seen is businesses of all sizes unite to support our most vulnerable residents.

Now more than ever, we all need to support one another. Our businesses fully understand that they too have a role to play in the fight against Coronavirus and I’m proud of our business community for continuing to not only deliver essential services, but to also donate the food that some of our most vulnerable needs to survive.”

Learn more about this project.

On top of this we were also pleased to be able to send some Easter eggs directly to our local NHS Trust, to give all the hardworking and brave NHS staff a much needed chocolate pick me up.

The Smylies Virtual Duathlon

Throughout the month of May, a Smylies team of ten have been taking on a virtual journey of 1,700km. Our team will be cycling, running and walking the distance from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats to raise money for our chosen charities, Dementia Together and the Northern Lights Children Charity.

To learn more about this event and how you can make a late donation, check out our recent blog post.

Make your Christmas export order today!

Although Christmas may seem a long way away right now, at Smylies we have already began working on export orders for the Christmas period by businesses located across the globe.

Our Christmas range is bigger and better than ever, so be sure to act quick to ensure your customers don’t miss out on the best festive items as we can only guarantee orders that are placed by 24th June 2020!

Learn more about ordering in time for Christmas by visiting our dedicated Christmas 2020 page.

Get in touch with Smylies today

At Smylies we feel extremely privileged to be in a position that allows us to help those who need it most, and make a difference to those who are most in need.

Our team are still working, whilst adhering to all the latest official advice, so please do get in touch in the meantime if there’s anything you’d like to discuss.

We hope that everyone is staying safe and well, and we are looking forward to meeting our customers and supplier face-to-face again very soon!