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Blakemore Retail Crowned Regional Corporate Partner of the Year

July 13, 2016

Blakemore Retail has been recognised as Corporate Partner of the Year in the West Midlands at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2016.

The award is in recognition of the outstanding contribution Blakemore Retail has made to the NSPCC. During the 2015/16 financial year Blakemore Retail employees have raised £314,316 for the children’s charity.

The Childhood Champion Awards took place at the Banking Hall in Central London to celebrate the commitment made each year to the NSPCC’s fight for every childhood.

Blakemore Retail Operations Support and Marketing Manager Sarah Deakin said:

“I was delighted and honoured to accept the award on behalf of Blakemore Retail. Our staff and customers are passionate about fundraising for the NSPCC and the fantastic service they deliver to our primary schools”.

NSPCC Partnership Manager Kirsty White commented:

“Blakemore Retail has been supporting the NSPCC and ChildLine since 2006, raising over £2 million for children. This money has been raised through the hard work and determination of store and office based employees through activities such as dress down days, cake sales and even a 500 mile bike ride. Despite working in a busy retail environment, the employees continuously raise money for the NSPCC, raising on average £300k a year.

“The funds help the NSPCC to reach thousands of primary school children aged 4 to 11 through the Speak Out, Stay Safe programme giving a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Blakemore continue to fundraise for the programme, as well as encouraging employees to volunteer, of which we have seven to date.”

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Blakemore Retail Operations Support & Marketing Manager Sarah Deakin with A.F. Blakemore Community Affairs Officer Liz Bell collecting their award
 

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