Skydiving for Mind the mental health charity
Proud father Father from Flexiform, Production Control Supervisor, Satwinder Chana. Amrita Chana (Satwinder’s daughter) very bravely did a charity skydive on 30th June 2018 for Mind, the mental health charity. Mind provides advice and support to help anyone struggling with mental health problems. They aim to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, helping to beat the stigma that is so often attached to mental health illnesses’
Amrita is no stranger to taking part in bold exciting events for charities she is passionate about, last year she went to teach English in Nepal for 2 months.
Satwinder has been collecting from Flexiform Staff and collected £355.50 so far which has helped exceed the £500 target set on Amritas Just Giving page.
The Yorkshire Corker and Go Get Riding
We worked with local Yorkshire charity GoGet Riding and gifting them one of our sheds, the access plus to auction off at the triumphant return of the Yorkshire Corker event, the event is returning for the second time to raise, ride and inspire people to get on their bikes. The Asgard Access Plus has been spray painted by local Graffiti artist Japes who has previously worked with children in the community of York, with behaviour difficulties and disadvantaged backgrounds to encourage Art and painting as a way of expressing their emotions.
All profits from the Go Get event will go to three charities, Lollipop – a local charity providing support and social activities for children with hearing loss, Qhubeka a charity that helps to provide bicycles for school children, transport for adults and first respondents in disaster relief and York Teaching Hospital Charity which help improve healthcare facilities across North Yorkshire’s hospitals.
Chas @ St Vincent Furniture Donation
CHAS @ St Vincent’s is a dedicated community support project which helps disadvantaged people in the BD3 area of Bradford, which is where Flexiform’s Factory and Head office is based. As a business, we have donated numerous pieces of unused furniture to the projects furniture Re-use scheme. The scheme helps people with a low budget purchase 2nd hand furniture and household goods.
CHAS @ St Vincent’s works with people from all backgrounds and faiths. CHAS @ St Vincent’s provide a variety of services to help reduce the effects of poverty for local people.
Throughout the summer the staff here at Flexiform are getting involved in all kinds of events to raise money for a variety of Charities close to their hearts, the events kicked off with the Stand up to Cancer bake off raising a very generous £250!! for the cause! The bake-off took place on the 23rd of April and saw Flexiform staff making lots of delicious treats such as rainbow cakes, chocolate cakes, samosas, sandwiches, rocky road, scones and lots of more mouth-watering treats, Natalie Parkinson, our delivery and installation coordinator organised a sweepstake was and half the prize money was donated to the cause by the generous winner Wendy.
Stand Up To Cancer is a yearly fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to help speed up the progress in life-saving research. Stand Up To Cancer takes developments in the labs and accelerates them into brand new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them right now. Stand Up To Cancer launched in the UK in 2012 backed by a host of celebrities, all intent on showing cancer who’s boss.