This family definitely knows how to put the tea in charity with their fundraiser.
Project analyst Kelly and Commercial Tyre Depot Manager Richard Wright have been getting creative during this pandemic by designing mugs for sale with proceeds going towards Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust charity Well Wishers.
Doing a range of sublimation printing from home as a hobby, they wanted to utilise their skills and resources to raise funds for their local hospital at this crucial time.
The Walsall couple said: “More than ever before, we recognise the hundreds of NHS workers who are risking their lives to deliver excellent care to us all and our families. The mugs we designed allow us to simply say ‘Thanks a Million NHS – you really are our lifeline’.”
They have had some little helpers along the way too with their children Phoebe, eight, and George, six, individually boxing and labelling each mug.
When asked how they feel about helping, the children said: “We feel good because it’s helping the hospital and it allows us be creative together as a family, keeping our brains active whilst we’re at home in lockdown”.
The family have also delivered each mug where possible with the help of Richards’s sister Vicky Wright.
Having raised a whopping £920 (as of 22 May) and showing no signs of slowing down their mugs have been quite a success.
Kelly, 38, said: “The support shown has been amazing. It’s been wonderful to hear people’s positive feedback and how many have been given as gifts to their NHS friends and family. It’s also been a pleasure personalising mugs for over 60 NHS workers at the Manor Hospital.”
Richard, 39, said: “We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support and generosity. The mugs have served as an opportunity for people to donate to thank their local hospital.”
Kelly and Richard would both like to thank ‘Signzword.co.uk’ for kindly donating a supply of mugs to support this fundraiser.
If you would like to support this fundraiser by purchasing a personalised mug, please message them via their Facebook page – Wrights Poppy Prints.
And remember, you can also make a donation to the Well Wishers COVID-19 support fund by clicking on this justgiving link https://bit.ly/3czWoyn