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    Weʼve raised £1,886 to help the homeless and make a practical difference this Christmas.

    London, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester
    Funded on Friday, 9th March 2018

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    Family Business United and Plan Insurance have teamed up to make a difference to the lives of the homeless this Christmas.

    Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United is clear about the purpose, adding "We spend all year championing the family business sector, a sector that would not exist without the families behind the businesses, and it seemed a logical fit when looking for a cause to support the homeless. In many cases, family support networks, for whatever reason, have broken down, and people move away to find a better future and sadly things don't work out as planned. We wanted to make sure that through our campaign this year that we can make a difference and provide some comfort to those that are not surrounded by family and love this year."

    Plan Insurance are a market leader in the provision of taxi insurance across the UK and Family Business United have teamed up with them to spend a week driving a sponsored taxi around the UK, visiting a number of family firms to collect gifts and donations that can enhance the lives of those supported by this campaign.

    Items being donated for the campaign that is taking place from 4-9 December include toiletries, foods, sleeping bags, warm clothes and blankets. In keeping with the family theme, all of the goods are being donated by family businesses.

    Plan Insurance are delighted to be supporting the campaign and looking forward to visiting some great family businesses during the week too. Sales and Marketing Director at Plan Insurance, Grant Georgiades added, "This campaign is something that really resonates with us as a family, and as a family business, and it will be great to make a difference, especially at a time of the year that is all about family too."

    All of the funds donated will be used to provide comfort, clothes and sleeping bags to the homeless this year.

    Get involved:

    - Make a donation. Every penny counts even the cost of a cup of coffee!

    - Host an office event such as a Christmas Jumper day and ask each member of staff to make a donation and then donate if to the cause, but remember to take a photo of the team first and share it on twitter using the hashtag #FamBizSantaDash so we can share it too!

    - Send us some warm clothes, blankets or sleeping bags that we can provide direct to the charity on the ground to make an instant impact. Get in touch if you want to send things and we can provide all of the details.

    - As little as £30 can provide a brand new sleeping bag to someone on the streets!

    We appreciate that there are lots of charity initiatives around this time of year and that you cannot help them all but we would welcome your support as we try and make a real difference and show those less fortunate that us that people do care. Every penny helps and if you can provide some pennies we would appreciate it!

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    • Paul Andrews7 months ago
      Paul Andrews

      Paul Andrews

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone who has donated so far as we have hit 30% of our target for the week.

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    • Paul Andrews7 months ago
      Paul Andrews

      Paul Andrews

      7 months ago

      Today saw the start of our week long campaign of family business visits collecting items for the homeless, setting off from Plan Insurance and a bumper collection of items to the delightful South Lodge Hotel near Horsham in Sussex for their great donation too. Lots of engagement on social media and support and today saw us trending in the top 50 just giving sites for monies raised in the past 24 hours! Not a bad start to the week!

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    • Paul Andrews7 months ago
      Paul Andrews

      Paul Andrews

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We have reached our first milestone - The campaign will not really get started until we hit the road in our taxi on December 4 but it is good to see the cost of some 'cuppas' coming in! Thanks for all the support to date!

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    Page last updated on: 12/19/2017 11:28 AM

    Supporters

    26

    • The Potter Group

      The Potter Group

      Dec 19, 2017

    • Derrick Potter

      Derrick Potter

      Dec 19, 2017

      Well done Paul!

    • Peter Askew

      Peter Askew

      Dec 14, 2017

      £30.00

    • London Cab Drivers Cab

      London Cab Drivers Cab

      Dec 11, 2017

      Well done to all involved - the LCDC is very proud to support your efforts towards a great cause! Nice to see the charity efforts of London taxi drivers getting the recognition they deserve.

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 9, 2017

      £230.00

    • Margot Jones

      Margot Jones

      Dec 9, 2017

      Fantastic work Paul Well done

    • Sophie Whitford

      Sophie Whitford

      Dec 9, 2017

      £10.00

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    London, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester

    Making a difference and celebrating family values at Christmas

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