Staff at Rapierstar have donated a trolley full of presents to help make sure disadvantaged children and adults in its local area do not go without this Christmas. The team at Rapierstarl took part in the ‘Deliver Joy this Christmas’ campaign organised by the retailer Dunelm at its store in Stoke-on-Trent.
The initiative gives members of the public the opportunity to donate a gift anonymously by picking up a tag in the Dunelm store with details of the present requested from somebody in need in the surrounding area, including age, gender and Christmas gift wish. These requests could be individuals from underprivileged schools, refugee centres or elderly care homes.
A member of the Rapierstar team visited the store to collect a number of these gift tags from the ‘Delivering Joy’ tree so the team could set to work organising gifts and wrapping them up. Donated gifts included a tea party set for a female in the 3-7 age group, a cookbook for a male aged between 20-30 and a knitted blanket for someone over 60.
Each gift was around £10 in value and, overall, a trolley of more than 15 presents was prepared before being dropped off at the Stoke Dunelm store for delivery before Christmas.
Coordinator of the Christmas present donations, Helena Furness, project manager at Rapierstar, said: “Our business is very lucky to be in a position to help those less fortunate, which is especially important at this time of year, so getting involved in the Delivering Joy this Christmas campaign was great. We are passionate about supporting those in our local community and hope to do more charitable activities throughout 2023.”
In addition to getting involved in the Dunelm campaign, the Rapierstar team has also raised money for East Cheshire Hospice. Donations were raised by staff taking part in a number of festive activities including swapping their blue Rapierstar workwear for Christmas jumpers and Santa hats.
As the UK and Ireland’s leading specialist fastener supplier to the door and window industry, Rapierstar provides the widest range of products to distributors and fabricators of all the major profile systems with more than one billion items held in stock at any time. Rapierstar’s technical consultants work closely with customers to help them manufacture the highest quality finished products most efficiently and safely.