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Barmans Ltd. Charity Donations

Barmans Ltd. has a continual charity pot, which is funded by weekly casual Fridays, and a tuck shop that is doing great things for raising money but bad things for our waistlines! We regularly donate this money to a chosen charity that is either nominated by a member of staff, or a worthy local charity. As well as these regular donations, we also like to join in with events to help raise money for very worthy causes.
We like to make ourselves look a bit silly, and push ourselves in charity events if it helps raise money and awareness of worthy causes. Here are a few of the good causes we've contributed to, and some of the things we've done recently to help raise money.


December 2011 - ACT Addenbrookes

In the Christmas rush, everyone at Barmans Ltd. set aside a few hours of their own time to work in the warehouse helping to pick and pack orders. The total wages owed for the hours worked were donated to the fundraising branch of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
The Barmans team helped raise £1,100 which funded a new pump for one of the children's wards at Addenbrooke's, which was recently followed up by a thank you letter proudly displayed in our offices.

A huge thank you to everyone at Barmans for the £1,100 you raised to purchase a volumetric infusion pump for Ward C3 here at Addenbrooke's Hospital. This is a fantastic amount to raise and when we read your letter, we were so touched by the generosity of Barmans' staff and company. Thank you so much for your support.

As you may know, there is a huge need for the brilliant new pumps. Rather than being confined to their beds, children will be able to get out and about and spend time with their family in other parts of the hospital away from the ward. Your gift will help us to meet that need for the new pumps. As one parent of a child on Ward C3 said to us:

"Anything that gives a family like us the chance to just be 'normal' for a while is so important".

Your generosity in supporting this appeal helps give families that chance. So far we had raised enough to purchase 11 new pumps for the ward. Thank you for playing an important part in ensuring that your local hospital remains at the forefront of world-class care, offering patients here a level of care over and above what is achievable with NHS funding alone.


Tessa Butler
Fundraising Manager, Addenbrookes Hospital

Addenbrookes Certificate of Appreciation

 Our previous charity work...

2012

 

March

Sport Relief Mile
Some of the Barmans Ltd staff took part in our local Sport Relief Mile event, choosing to tackle the 3 mile version of the charity run. We smashed our £200 target and raised a whopping £466.45!
More info - Sport Relief Mile

2011

 

December

ACT for Addenbrookes
All our staff donated their time to raise money for the ACT for Addenbrookes charity to help buy a pump for the children's ward at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
More info - ACT4addenbrookes

 

November

Movember
Some of the men at Barmans Ltd took the bold step of looking like a cheesy 70s pop star and grew a moustache for the annual Movember event to raise money to help fight testicular cancer.
More info - Movember

 

 

Children in Need
Our staff had a pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need. If we chose to wear our partner's pyjamas we raised twice as much. Luckily no one sleeps in the nude...
More info - Children in Need

 

October

Wear it Pink
To help raise money for the fight against breast cancer, everyone at Barmans Ltd wore something pink.
More info - Wear it Pink

 

 

September

Bowel Cancer UK
A family member of the Barmans Ltd team bravely took part in a charity parachute jump, so our staff made sure to do our bit and donate our casual Friday donations and tuck shop profits to the cause.
More info - Bowel Cancer UK

 

 

Animals Asia
To raise money to help stop cruelty to moon bears, Barmans Ltd donated part of the profit of each Giant Gummy Bear we sold.
More info - Animals Asia

Animals Asia Moon Bear Appeal

 

May

The Moon Walk
Our Customer Services Supervisor took part in The Moon Walk to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The Moon Walk involves walking a marathon (26.2 miles) while wearing a bra!
More info - The Moon Walk

 

 

March

Comic Relief
Our staff had a choice - wear something red, wear a hat, wear your pyjamas, or wear fancy dress to raise money for Comic Relief 2011. Some people went all out and made themselves look ridiculous in the name of charity!
More info - Comic Relief

2010

 

October

Cancer Research
Our Web Content Supervisor took part in the Cambridge leg of the Run 10K in support of Cancer Research.
More info - Cancer Research

 

July

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Each year the Pink Ribbon Run / Walk is held on Royston Heath, just 3 miles from Barmans Ltd. HQ. in 2010 our Customer Services Supervisor took part and helped raised money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
More info - Pink Ribbon Run/Walk

 

2009

 

March

Comic Relief
For Red Nose Day our offices looked like a tomato fight in a strawberry factory as everyone got dressed up in their finest red clothes.
More info - Comic Relief

 

2008

 

June

Hayley Okines
An undeniably worthy fund, Barmans Ltd. made sure to donate our amassed charity pot fund to Hayley and other sufferers of progeria.
More info - Hayley Okines

 

2007

 

March

Comic Relief
For Comic Relief in 2007 we got dressed up in some fantastic fancy dress outfits. If you called out offices on this day you might have been speaking to our very own Mr. T!
More info - Comic Relief

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