Spreading some festive cheer to local charities…

Spreading some festive cheer to local charities…

At this special time of the year, Gosschalks has teamed up with The Smile Foundation to deliver some festive cheer to a range of local charities in Hull & East Yorkshire.

In a joint effort which Santa himself would have been proud of, a total of 500 Christmas gifts have been distributed to charities throughout Hull and East Yorkshire including Sunshine House, Special Smiles, The Hull Families Project and Downright Special.
This is a festive twist to Gosschalks’ continued commitment to housing and providing a range of infrastructure support services to The Smile Foundation.

Steve Savage, Business Development Director at Gosschalks, said “The decision to house and fully support such an active and ambitious charity was a pretty bold move for a law firm - I’m not aware of such a partnership anywhere else on the country.  However, everyone bought in from day one and it has definitely paid off for both parties.  Smile has gone from strength to strength and we have benefitted from a huge amount of staff engagement with a range of community initiatives which has been very well received”. 

Jim Dick, Chairman of Smile Foundation, said “It’s not just the giving of gifts at Christmas, in the past two years Gosschalks has played a pivotal role in the development of The Smile Foundation.  In addition to helping us double our community impact, Gosschalks has also played a lead role in securing a number of new partnerships and has helped us to develop a range of sustainable funding streams for local charities.   These festive gifts cap off a remarkable year for this partnership and we look forward to ensuring our ambitions plans become reality in 2014”.

As 2013 draws to a close, all of the partners and staff at Gosschalks would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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