Charity Store Wars
A team from Pasquill took over a charity shop for the day and raised more than £1,800 for the Barnardo’s Charity. The team was one of fourteen teams across Saint Gobain in the UK who took part in the “Store Wars” challenge which raised a total of over £52,000.
Working in the Banbury branch of Barnardo’s led Regional Manager Richard Ruse to reappraise charity shops. Richard said:
“I needed some shot glasses before Christmas and seeing the stock we were selling I thought I would pop into my local store and see if they had any. I now can’t walk pass a charity shop without going in.”
Richard and five other colleagues across Pasquill raised £1,822 for the store – relying solely on donations from colleagues. He said:
“We took a lot of stock to sell at the store and we sold most of it. It was an eye-opener as we went through the whole process – taking it upstairs, sorting the stock, cleaning it, pressing it and then trying to sell it. It was hard work.”
“This event raised the profile of Barnardo’s across our business, and SGBD across the community. I am really pleased with our efforts, we never expected to win we just wanted to raise as much as we could.”