5th September 2019
Walker Morris has raised vital funds for the Yorkshire children’s charity, Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People, during its move into its double award-winning flagship premises at 33 Wellington Street.
During the preparation for the move from its old premises in King Street, the firm asked its employees to place any unwanted personal items from their offices into donation boxes, which were on every floor. The items were then all collected and taken to Martin House to be sold in their charity shops.
The sale of the items will provide vital funds for Martin House to care for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions across West, North and East Yorkshire, as well as supporting their families throughout the life of their child, and in bereavement.
Director of Marketing, Caroline Black, commented:
“It is staggering to think that we can help to raise so much from employees’ unwanted office items. But if you think of all the items that get accumulated in individuals’ offices over time it soon mounts up. We had everything from shoes, jackets, suits to CDs, books, bags, teddies and novelty games! We have a long-standing relationship with Martin House through our children’s charity Calendar Competition which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. So it was great to be able to support them in this way.”
Becky Beevers, Partnerships Manager at Martin House, said:
“Walker Morris have been huge supporters of Martin House for many years, thanks to their popular calendar. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed their unwanted items – the money they raised makes a real difference to children and young people who need our support.”
The donation is the latest innovative fundraising that Walker Morris has done as part of its move to 33 Wellington Street. Last month the firm announced that its specialist fit out company, Overbury, raised £3,751 by asking builders and contractors to make a charity donation to use the car park at the building during the refurbishment.
Walker Morris’ premises at 33 Wellington Street underwent a comprehensive refurbishment and renovation program to transform the look and feel of the building and to provide a premium working environment for its 450 employees. The move from its previous premises at King Street is the largest professional services relocation in the city for almost 15 years.