A photo album full of coloured powder and smiles

A team from Care took part in the second Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush at Oakwell Hall on Sunday 18th September. It was a day to remember.

The event was a great opportunity to raise funds to support the work of our friends at Kirkwood Hospice.  It was also a great chance to cover each other in a huge amount of vibrant coloured powder.

We sponsored the Colour Party at the end of the event, where all the participants in the run were further covered in clouds of bright powder from colour fountains.  As you can see from the photos, we definitely got into the spirit of the event, with some of us still finding coloured powder in our hair days later.

Thanks to Kirkwood Hospice for a fantastic day out.  It was great to see such a varied group of runners so obviously enjoying themselves.  We can’t wait for next year!

 

 

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Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush 2016

Care Fundraising Supplies are sponsoring the Colour Party at this year’s Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush at Oakwell Park Hall on Sunday 18th September 2016.

This annual event is one of the largest of its kind in the area, and an excellent opportunity to raise funds for a local hospice whilst having fun getting covered in the bright coloured powder.

The Colour Party will take place at the end of the colour run, and will allow participants in the colourful 5K run to really go-to-town and get completely covered in colour.

Neil Kendall, our Managing Director  is really excited about the upcoming event. “We’re really looking forward to participating in this great event.  We’re taking most of the team, plus additional family members to Oakwell Park Hall, and can’t wait to get stuck in with the coloured powder.  As a major supplier to colour run events across the UK and Europe we are normally so busy selling coloured powder and event merchandise that we don’t get a chance to actually throw it about ourselves.  Sponsoring the Colour Party is a great opportunity to support a local charity whilst also getting out of the office and having a good time.”

Emily Kennedy, Events Fundraiser at Kirkwood Hospice is delighted to have Care Fundraising Supplies on board for the 2016 Colour Rush. “Care Fundraising Supplies have been long term supporters of the Hospice and we utilise them for a lot of our Fundraising products. It’s fantastic that one of our local suppliers is giving something back to the Hospice. Care Fundraising Supplies will be in charge of showering the participants in colour at the Colour Party which takes place at the end of the Colour Rush, Team Care Fundraising Supplies are also putting a team of colleagues, family and friends together to take part in the most colourful event of the year!”

We can’t wait!  Photos to follow…

The Kirkwood Hospice Colour Run is taking place Sunday 18th September at Oakwell Park Hall.   More information can be found here. https://www.kirkwoodhospice.co.uk/how-you-can-help/events/colour-rush

 

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Care Fundraising Supplies’ top Elves in Popular Culture

Elves can be dated back to the 1500s, with a dash of magic and a sprinkling of mischief they have been a popular addition by authors from Shakespeare to Tolkien. Most recently, they took over every child’s Christmas wish list with the release of ‘Elf on the Shelf,’ Santa’s extra special scouts that reported back to the big man himself every night. So in recognition of all things Elf, the team at Care Fundraising Supplies have compiled a list of our favourite elves in popular culture.

Check out the Care Fundraising Supplies full range of Elf related fundraising ideas in our product catalogue.  Please call us on 01484 640800 if you would like to talk elves with our team.  We can’t promise we’ll answer in elvish!

Dobby the Elf

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We’re returning to the Institute of Fundraising Convention again this year

We are returning to the Institute of Fundraising Convention as exhibitors again in 2016.  We are using the Convention to launch two exciting new campaigns, the Christmas Brochure, packed with ideas to take the fuss out of fundraising this Christmas, and the promotion of our partnership with Angal to supply the very best collection devices to the charity sector.

The Christmas Brochure

The new Christmas fundraising range is already a favourite amongst customers.  Introduced this year is a great range of new elf related products – soft toys, badges, and el fdoors. Alongside this miniature invasion is a quality selection of products to suit all requirements and budgets. Be it a raffle prize, stock for your retail shelves, or Christmas themed badges to use as part of a festive themed fundraising campaign.

Angal Partnership

Alongside this fabulous new range of products, we are also promoting own successful ongoing partnership with fellow exhibitors Angal.  All of Angal’s range of street, retail, office and home collection devices will be on display.

We are proud to have partnered with the Institute of Fundraising to supply branded pens and sweets for inclusion in the delegate welcome packs at this years Convention.

If you’re at the Convention this year then please visit Care Fundraising Supplies at stand 27 in the exhibition area where you can meet the new team and learn more about the great products and services we provide to charities across the UK for the last 25 years.

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Customer Care Assistant Vacancy

We are a highly ethical wholesaler, firmly established as one of the UK’s leading fundraising and promotional merchandise suppliers to the not for profit sector both at home and increasingly overseas.  Our mission is to deliver creative ideas and great products at great prices to help organizations raise funds for causes that they’re passionate about, whilst being acknowledged as one of the most rewarding and most professional businesses to be involved with.
We are currently implementing our plans for ambitious growth in a dynamic and competitive market, building strong, trusted relationships and selling to highly motivated, ever-more professional fundraisers and event organizers.  We know that we need to be on our game to accomplish our mission, so we need a great team of caring, compassionate, creative people to be part of our journey and share in our success.

Our product range includes collecting boxes, supplies for charity runs, colour runs and other fun or significant events, such as event medals, ribbons, colour run powders, giftware including soft toys, flowers, bags or other branded products and distribution services to help our customers’ fundraising efforts.

It’s our aim to get ahead and stay ahead by excelling at understanding our customers’ needs, meeting them from our wide range of products and looking after our customers, staff, suppliers and partners for the long term.

As a result of the exciting opportunities facing us, we are recruiting a Customer Care Assistant to join our fun and supportive customer service team based in the Colne Valley, Huddersfield.

This opportunity to join us provides a friendly, organised individual with a caring and fun side with the chance to benefit from the satisfaction of knowing that they provide the best service to a diverse range of caring customers.

to understand and meet our customers’ needs.  For us, great service means working flexibly and creatively as part of a strong team to deliver the right products at the right time and the right price.  We aim to do this first time, every time and if we ever slip up (we all do!), to do everything that could be expected and sometimes more to sort the problem to our customer’s satisfaction.

Day-to-day duties  include handling customer queries keeping them informed of the progress of their orders, entering customer information and sales and purchase orders on to our Sage (accounts, stock control and order processing) and Podio (customer relationship management) systems, arranging deliveries and working with our wider teams, including production and despatch, in order to get it right.

Needless to say, you will need to be computer literate, have an excellent telephone manner, good attention to detail, flexibility and a sense of fun, together with the ability to remain organised when dealing with sometimes rapidly changing priorities.

Your normal hours of work for this role will be 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Aside from joining this established, leading and highly reputable business, the successful candidate can expect a starting salary of at least £14,976 per year with good benefits such as 28 days’ holiday + 8 bank holidays plus health care scheme after a qualifying period.

If you think you fit the bill, we’d love to receive your application.  You can request an application form via our website using the following link ….

Or via email at joanne@lamontjones.co.uk

Deadline for applicants will be 31st May

Interviews will start week commencing 6th June

[Download Application Form]

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Personalise your christmas soft toys

Branding your soft toys for use in a Christmas campaign could be a fantastic way to improve your visibility as a brand.  We can work with you to place your branding on our popular 5.5″ Snowflake soft toys and help to ensure you get them distributed to your fundraisers and customers well before Christmas.

Price upon application.  For more information on this service and our newly expanded Christmas 2016 soft toy range please call us 01484 640800 orinfo@carefs.co.uk.

*Minimum order quantity of 5,000 pieces.  Order to delivery lead time of 14 – 15 weeks.

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See you at the North West Hospice Fundraisers meeting

Wrightington Hotel

We will be taking our freshly revamped product range along to the North West Hospice Fundraisers meeting being held at the lovely Wrightington Hotel this coming Thursday and Friday.

This is always a fabulous event.  We are really looking forward to bumping into some of our old friends, and making some new ones along the way.

In attendance from Care will be our new Managing Director Neil Kendall, and Jo Wood, our Sales Office Manager.

If you see the guys stood by our new stand –you can’t miss it, it’s massive and bright pink – then pop over and say hi.

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Care Fundraising Supplies continue their partnership with NAHF in 2016.

We are proud to continue our partnership with the National Association of Hospice Fundraisers in 2016.

Working with hospices, charities and event organisers on a daily basis we are acutely aware of the pressure to continually generate new ideas to make the next fundraising campaign go with a bang.

Our event and seasonally themed product ranges help fundraisers across the UK to develop unique events that attract increasing numbers of visitors each year.  Plus, our promotional merchandise, sourced from across the globe, helps UK hospices to generate much-needed funds.

Our Customer Care team has many years of fundraising experience behind them, which we use to develop our  customers’ ideas into fully formed and highly successful products and events.

We look forward to our partnership with NAHF continuing for many years into the future.  The excellent work NAHF and its members undertake in ensuring a comfortable existence for many thousands of patients every year continues to be a genuine inspiration to us.

 

 

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Festive Opening Hours

 

Care Fundraising Supplies will be closed from 12.30pm 24th December 2015 and will

re-open 9am 4th January 2016.

Please note: ALL orders placed between Thursday 23rd December and Monday 4th January will be processed in date order and despatched on 5thJanuary where possible.

 

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Business Development Manager Vacancy

We are a highly ethical wholesaler primarily serving the fundraising sector with great products at great prices. We have plans for ambitious growth in a dynamic and competitive market selling to highly motivated, professional fundraisers and event organisers.

It’s our aim to be the first to market with creative, attractive merchandise and fundraising products by being great at understanding our customers’ needs, meeting them from our wide range of products and looking after our customers in the long term by building strong, trusted relationships with them.

As a result of the extensive opportunities facing us, we are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager who is customer focussed and articulate, with the ability to develop sales from existing customers as well as new prospects and markets.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person, via telephone calls and emails to maximise sales, alongside success in establishing contact and developing business relationships with prospective customers.

To be successful in this role, you have a keen eye that identifies product improvements or new products by remaining up-to-date on industry trends and market and competitor activity.

You will need to work flexibly as part of a positive, experienced team, drawing on your collaborative relationship skills, drawn from our marketing, customer service and warehouse staff and supplier partners.

You need to be highly motivated, with good IT and numerical skills, able to prioritise workload and work effectively under pressure so that opportunities are maximised; but in return we offer a supportive and fun working environment that will help you rise to the challenge.

A full driving licence is essential for this job alongside the desire to work as part of a strong, customer focused and mutually supportive team.

SALARY RANGE £25,000 – £30,000 – Opportunity to earn ca. £35K

Download – Care Fundraising Supplies Application Form

Download – Job description

 

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