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Sunday, 21 July 2024

Milton Keynes businesses support local charity

MILTON Keynes charity Camphill, which supports adults with learning disabilities and autism, received festive goodies from two local businesses.

While local manufacturer of hinges, lift systems, pull-outs and pocket systems for furniture Blum delivered goodie bags of Christmas treats, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited made a donation to fund personalised gifts for the charity’s eighty residents.

Camphill, a charitable community of adults with learning disabilities, has had long-standing support this year from both businesses. Earlier this year, Blum staff voted for the charity to receive a corporate donation of £1,500, to support their capital campaign to build new and accessible accommodation to support an additional 60 disabled adults.

Blum also invited residents to visit their UK headquarters (in Kingston, MK) to see their automated assembly line and enjoy team-building activities in their education rooms.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited gifted £350 to fund personalised gifts for each Camphill resident. Earlier this year, they supported the community by hiring their meeting rooms and commissioning their on-site Café to cater for the event. They were one of the corporate sponsors who donated food tins to help Camphill support the MK Food Bank, while they smashed the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest line made up from donated canned food during the MK Can campaign. They have also committed to volunteering in the Camphill Gardens in early 2024.

On the 13th of December, the community came together for Christmas carols, mince pies and a visit from Father and Mrs Christmas. Blum created goodie bags for residents, and their generosity was boundless, with sweet treats, lunch boxes, mugs, and water bottles delivered and handed out to residents at their Christmas party.

Raj Tanna, Warehouse Manager from Blum said:

“At Blum, we are dedicated to supporting our communities globally and locally, we actively support charities as part of our business and social responsibility. We met Camphill during our sustainability journey we recognised the worthwhile efforts and saw them as an organisation we wanted to support. We believe that compassion has the power to transform lives and build stronger communities, and Camphill is the model of these ideals. We do not see an option but to support their cause.”

Tim Davies, CEO at Camphill MK, told us:

“Partnerships with businesses like Blum and Mercedes–Benz Financial Services provide a valuable connection with the business community in MK for our residents and help us to improve our impact, with businesses finding multiple ways to support us, from educational trips, holiday celebrations, and cash donations. Last month, Blum also provided a free board room, technology, refreshments and lunch so our leadership team could undertake planning for the coming year. This generosity allows us to focus our funds on direct support of our residents.”

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