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Gibsons donates £50,000 to charities

Published on: 28th May 2021

Jigsaw and games company helps out eight worthy causes including Friends of the Earth, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society.

Jigsaw and games company Gibsons is donating £50,000 to charities, as part of its wider CSR initiatives. The donation follows a successful trading year for the British family-owned company which saw its jigsaw sales soar by 59%.

The charitable donation will be shared across eight organisations, representing a variety of important causes close to the hearts of the Gibsons’ team: Alzheimer’s Society, Friends of the Earth, Jigsaw4U, Macmillan Cancer Support, Samaritans (Croydon and Sutton branch), Small Steps, The Toy Project and YoungMinds.

Kate Gibson, managing director, at Gibsons said: “Every year we donate a percentage of our profits to charity, as part of our social responsibility and commitment to giving back to society.  We’ve pledged to grow our fundraising year on year, through a range of initiatives, such as donating £2 to Samaritans for every Rainbow Heroes puzzle sold, and now this year’s incredible £50k being shared across important causes”.

Jane Garfield, charity director, The Toy Project said: “The support we’ve had in getting our Play Room up and running has been more than we could have ever dreamt of. With Gibsons donating £4,000 we have covered running costs for another three months on top of the 11 months already sponsored. We could not be more grateful. We look forward to hosting many ‘puzzle nights’ with Gibsons stunning puzzles.”

Adam Scott, corporate partnerships manager, Friends of the Earth said: “A massive thank you to everyone at Gibsons for this incredible £10,000 donation – it will support Friends of the Earth’s work to help secure a safe climate and thriving nature for everyone, everywhere.  It is also great to see Gibsons taking responsibility for minimising its own impacts via its Green Game Plan, a good example of the action all businesses must take if we are to protect our natural environment.”

Anita Coppola, head of Small Steps, said the £4,000 donation it had received from Gibsons would enable the charity to keep offering a free service to families, explaining that its core community events fundraising stream has been massively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, while Lucy Haines, regional fundraising officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK thanked Gibsons for the charity’s £10,000 donation. “Thanks to backing from wonderful organisations like Gibsons, we are closer than ever to bringing about life-changing treatments for dementia,” she said.

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