Abode names Bluebell Wood Hospice as latest charity partner

Abode, award-winning designer and distributor of market leading kitchen sinks & taps, bathroom taps & showering solutions and Pronteau instant hot water taps is proud to offer support to its latest charity partner, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

So far, members of the Abode family have helped raise over £3.3K for this worthwhile cause, which offers support and palliative care to families who have a child or young adult with a shortened life expectancy and complex medical needs. Located only 24.5 miles from the company’s headquarters in Barnsley, the ongoing fundraising efforts by Abode continues to help patients of Bluebell Wood to be cared for at both the hospice in Rotherham, and also in their own homes.

Providing an extremely valuable service to hundreds of families local to Abode, the Yorkshire based charity have been helping those in need since 2008, from South Yorkshire to North Derbyshire, through to North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

Abode forged this strong partnership following the donation of a Pronteau Prostyle 3 IN 1 tap, so all staff at Bluebell Wood can benefit from instant steaming hot water on demand, whenever they need it. Since being installed, the feedback Abode has received just goes to prove how a hot water tap can have a positive impact, helping to save time and money as they no longer have to wait for the kettle to boil or queue up to use a water heater. In fact, a member of staff at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice says “Just made a brew with it and the difference in water quality is insane! This hot water tap has enabled us to remove the hot water boiler from the kitchen, reducing one or two risks and saving us a lot in energy costs!”

Most recently, five Abode employees took part in the Doncaster City 10k run on 26th November to raise money for Bluebell Wood with appearances from Steve Belli, Dave Boddy, Mark Fletcher, Lindsay O’Donnell and Sorcha Baker. In response, Sorcha Baker at Abode says, “I really enjoyed taking part in the Doncaster 10k with four of my fellow colleagues as no matter how hard it was, the overall reward is 100% worth it!”

The Hallowe’en Coffee Morning and Sample Sale later that month was also very well supported, to once again show how making a difference really does matter to both brand and business. For several years now, Abode has selected a local charity to partner with to be able to create a real social impact through volunteering time, product donation, and dedicated fundraising events to contribute to local organisation’s that make life better in the community.

Leanne Adamson, Marketing Manager at Abode says, “Many of our staff live locally to our headquarters in Barnsley, which makes supporting our local community a universal priority within the business. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit team by maintaining a family-friendly business culture. By extending the same level of compassion to impactful outreach programs that are local to us is really important to everyone at Abode, which is why we all come together as one big family to decide on the charities we support. In fact, we’ve helped a variety of both local and international campaigns over the years, such as donating taps and showers to a Sri Lankan orphanage following the tsunami in 2004, as well as the sponsorship and planting of a new rose garden in Wilthorpe Park, Barnsley to commemorate the longest-reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.”

As the Abode family continues to develop its ongoing commitment to sustainable growth and quality water management, its support of local charities is also set to grow. Moving forwards, Abode plans to extend opportunities for volunteering to its employees, along with company-wide sponsored charity events to continue to raise funds. In fact, the company’s dedicated ESG committee has been up and running for two years now and is made up of Abode employees from each area of the business.

If you would like to find out more information on the social values at Abode, please view and download the company’s Sustainability Report here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/412104926/

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