Pickerings Lifts Grand Christmas Prize Draw 2021
£1,644 raised for the NSPCC
It’s back… bigger and better than ever!
The Pickerings Lifts Grand Christmas Prize Draw was held today (Friday 17 December), with the proceeds going to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
This well-known charity works tirelessly to protect children today, prevent abuse tomorrow and help rebuild children’s lives by supporting families.
A staff poll was carried out in October, asking employees to choose their preferred option from four national charities. NSPCC received the highest number of votes and so is the beneficiary of our 2021 draw.
Proud of our staff
Our staff across the UK have really done us proud – when the sale of entries for the prize draw went live on 16 November, over £190 was raised in the first hour alone!
Donations were collected online through JustGiving, so we never needed to handle cash. Not only did this help keep us safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19, but the money goes directly to NSPCC.
All our staff had to do was leave their name, and then their entries were recorded “behind the scenes”, with their entry numbers shared on our intranet.
Always thinking of new ways of how to do things, it was decided not to use traditional tickets in a drum, and instead hold a paperless draw. Today for the first time we have used a random number generator, saving on the unnecessary use of paper!
Our aim was to raise £500. Why £500 you may ask.
Well, £250 could cover the cost for one of the NSPCC trained ChildLine counsellors to speak to 62 children who reach out for support.
What we have learnt is every 25 seconds a child contacts ChildLine for help. So far this year, ChildLine has seen a 29% rise in calls from young children struggling with their mental health.
We are delighted to surpass that amount with £1,644, which means NSPCC can continue providing vital help and support to children and adults concerned about a child’s welfare.
Thanks to the generosity of the Company and our valued supply chain partners, there were more than 60 prizes in the draw including: a 32” Samsung TV; a George Foreman grill and various other electrical devices; Amazon gift cards worth £100 and £20; a £50 Love2Shop gift card; Marks and Spencer gift cards worth £20, through to food and drink hampers, chocolates and Bucks Fizz, not to mention 3 days annual leave up for grabs!
The money was further increased with a Christmas jumper day on the day of the draw, where staff wore their most festive clothing.
Hayley Lynn, Community Fundraising Manager said: “A huge well done to you all at Pickerings Lifts, What an incredible amount raised! This has been a perfect example of how virtual fundraising can be done successfully and efficiently. We have suggested this model of fundraising to other supporters.”
Neil Marsden, Service Sales and Marketing Director, added: “Knowing the money raised will allow up to six or more trained ChildLine counsellors to continue their fantastic work is brilliant. As we know, mental health is so important for children and adults.
I’d like to thank everyone who supported the charity by buying entries to the prize draw and donating money, as well as our staff, suppliers and local businesses who very kindly contributed prizes for our draw.”
A huge thanks goes to our suppliers for such amazing prizes… HSS Hire, Shorts Industries, Hydroware UK Limited, Motus Limited, Pfeifer Drako Limited, Evolution Lifts, Elevator Equipment Limited, Trafford Electrical, TDRS Recruitment, Polymer Products, Elevator Jobs and Enhanced Recruitment.
Congratulations to our winners…
1x day holiday, S Watkins, Service Sales | 1x day holiday, C Bowes, North East | 1x day holiday, S Richardson | 32″ Samsung TV, J McDonald | Hamper of Distinction, P Flynn, South Coast | £100 Amazon Gift Card, M Dumbleton, Scotland | 6x Bottle of Louvel Fontaine Champagne (75cl) K Sellars, Midlands | 6x Henri Cachet Champagne (75cl) R Pollard | Kindle, A Kerr, Scotland | £50 Love2Shop Gift Card, N Rayner, South Coast | Virginia Hayward Hamper – Mistletoe, K Harrison | Virginia Hayward Hamper – Mistletoe, C McDonald | Virginia Hayward Hamper – Mistletoe, G Grey, South Coast | Amazon Echo, N Rayner, South Coast | Prestige Artisan Hamper, J Dunhill, Loading Systems South | Champagne Pommery, K Sellars, Midlands | George Foreman Grill, A Smith, East Coast | £35 Love2Shop Gift Card, S Cassidy, Manufacturing | Amazon Firestick, G Grey, South Coast | Glenfiddich 12 Year Scotch Whisky, R Whitelam, East Coast | 2K Webcam, J Ackerman | Green & Blacks Organic Ultimate Bar Gift Set, S Bennison |Hotel Chocolat, J Kemp, East Coast | Cheshire Cheese Company – Cheese and Chutneys Gift Box, M Dumbleton Scotland | The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, M Murray | £20 Amazon Gift Card, R Pollard | £20 Amazon Gift Card, S Cassidy, Manufacturing | £20 Amazon Gift Card, C Bowes, North East | £20 Amazon Gift Card J Taylor, Central | £20 Amazon Gift Card, G Grey, South Coast | £20 Marks & Spencer Gift Card, B Thompson, North West | £20 Marks & Spencer Gift Card, Z Piper, South Coast | £20 Marks & Spencer Gift Card, K Oldfield | £20 Marks & Spencer Gift Card, J Duhigg, London North | £20 Marks & Spencer Gift Card, B Stuart, South West | Ringtons – The Monty Hamper, W Griffin, North West | Gordon’s Pink Gin, S Cassidy, Manufacturing | Gordon’s Lemon Gin, K Napier, North West | Gordon’s Orange Gin, A Clarke, South West | Ringtons Biscuit Hamper, K Sellars, Midlands | Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum, L Smith | 18x Carling, P Smith, South Coast | 12x Budweiser, C Wing | 12x Budweiser, B Stuart, South West | 12x Budweiser, S Parton, Loading Systems North | Baileys Irish Cream, N Marsden | Baylis & Harding rose gift set, J Heaton-Jones | Canti Prosecco, J Dunn | Canti Prosecco, L Todhunter, South Coast | Canti Prosecco, A MacGregor, Scotland | Canti Prosecco, L Owen, Warrington | Freixenet Prosecco Pamper Set, A Seddon, Warrington | Freixenet Prosecco Pamper Set, N Rayner, South Coast | George Home Cocktail Gift Set, L Dowson| Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tub & Bucks Fizz, L Adams, East Coast | Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tub & Bucks Fizz, R Jensen, North East | Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tub & Bucks Fizz, C Howley, Loading Systems North | Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Tub & Bucks Fizz, G Witcher, London South | Oreo Christmas Assorted Biscuit Tub & Bucks Fizz, A Forsdyke | Oreo Christmas Assorted Biscuit Tub & Bucks Fizz, P Flynn, South Coast |Oreo Christmas Assorted Biscuit Tub & Bucks Fizz, J Church, Scotland | Oreo Christmas Assorted Biscuit Tub & Bucks Fizz, L Todhunter, South Coast | Carr’s Seasonal Selection Crackers & Bucks Fizz, Z Piper, South Coast | Carr’s Seasonal Selection Crackers & Bucks Fizz, T Green, South Coast | Extra Special Biscuits for Cheese & Bucks Fizz, G Witcher, London South | Extra Special Biscuits for Cheese & Bucks Fizz, M Nicholls, Loading Systems South
Corporate Social Responsibility
Pickerings Lifts has been involved in supporting a wide range of charities throughout 2021: staff “wore it red” for Red Nose Day in March; had their first summer raffle, supporting charities across the UK; and again supported more charities within our local communities during December as part of our “Twelve Days of Christmas Giving” initiative.
Who are Pickerings Lifts?
Pickerings Lifts is one of the oldest engineering firms in the United Kingdom, with an unbroken history of family ownership and management, now in its fifth generation.
We are the UK’s leading lift specialist company, starting from humble beginnings over 160 years ago