Appliance manufacturer Beko has presented partner Barnardo’s with a cheque for £75,000. The money, raised through staff fundraising as well as gifts in kind, was presented to Barnardo’s head of partnership development Forbes Mutch by Beko plc senior marketing manager Alexandra Boon and Beko brand manager Shalika Hooda.
Over the past two years, Beko has donated more than 120 brand new appliances to children and their families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them. Beko also delivers and fits the appliances, helping to make a difference to the daily lives of some of Barnardo’s beneficiaries.
Beko partnered with Barnardo’s in 2013 and is committed to helping raise awareness and funds to support the work the charity does to help UK families. Further fundraising activity planned for this year includes a London to Paris Sponsored Bike Ride which will commence on July 15.
Forbes Mutch commented: “Our relationship with Beko is a great example of where a partnership can work on many different levels, with the company providing cookers and fridges for disadvantaged families, while the staff have been raising funds to support our work and organising activities for vulnerable children. We really appreciate the commitment of everyone at Beko and look forward to continuing our work together.”
Alexandra Boon added: “We are moved and delighted to hear that the Beko home appliances we have donated to Barnardo’s services are making such a difference to the lives of children and families supported by the charity. It is a joy to help families and make their lives that little bit easier.
“Everyone at Beko is proud to be raising money and donating gifts in kind to Barnardo’s. The needs of children who might otherwise have nowhere else to turn is something that is very close to our hearts. This enthusiasm really shone through when we recently marked our 25th anniversary, and raised £4,000 for Barnardo’s at a celebratory event.”
For further details on the charity and its work, visit www.barnardos.org.uk