January 5, 2017

Aston Bond’s Christmas Fundraiser

This post was written by: Andrew Sargood

Aston Bond Christmas Fundraiser

Aston Bond’s Christmas Fundraiser was an amazing success and we had great fun taking part. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the snaps from our events below the blog.

Here at Aston Bond we like to make the most out of the Christmas period. We had our tree up nice and early as we were eager to get into the festive spirit; we took part in Xmas jumper day on the 16th December and held a secret Santa event amongst the team.

During the Christmas period, we also think it is important to get involved in our own fundraisers to help out the community. This year we held a Christmas Bake Sale between the 19th and 22nd of December to help raise money and awareness for Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC), an amazing local charity which focuses on supporting the homeless. We baked cakes, brought in food and mulled wine and even had an amazing cake donated to us from Creams the dessert restaurant.

Before it all took place, we went down to SHOC to let them know about our event and get more of an idea of what they get up to there, we really wanted to get a feel for what they do. After our visit we were even more eager to get started and raise money and awareness for them. During the last day of the bake sale we set up a stall in the Queensmere shopping centre by the Christmas tree with two people from the team dressed as Santa and a Reindeer. It was a great chance for Aston Bond to help Slough get into the Christmas spirit!

Once the bake sale had finished, there was a Santa parade where we were giving out free goody bags to children in Slough. The response from this was amazing! The children were excited to see Santa, his reindeer and Elf, and the parents were filled with gratitude.

Over the week we raised £250 (and counting) and have 3 boxes full of donations ranging from tinned food, clothes, shoes, toiletries and more!

We are very proud that we can help give back during Christmas; it is a strong belief of Aston Bond’s to be able to help support the community. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team!