Toys donated to The Gambia
Some of the toys collected and donated to children in The Gambia

Here at Fusion, we are extremely passionate about our charity work. The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have made raising money for charities very difficult for many businesses.

Despite the restrictions, our fantastic Charity Committee have worked extremely hard and have managed to run four COVID-safe fundraisers during quarter 1 of our financial year (October – December 2020).

October 2020 – Soft Toy Donation – An Orphanage in The Gambia
In October 2020 a soft toy donation was arranged with over 20 soft toys donated to an orphanage in The Gambia, West Africa, they arrived just in time for Christmas! The children were delighted to receive the soft and colourful toys.

Christmas Facemasks in Aid of Ashgate Hospice
A number of the charity committee members and their families made Christmas themed face masks to sell to colleagues and friends. There were some fantastic designs available and £410 was raised which was donated to Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield.

Ashgate Hospicecare is a charity that provides compassionate, specialist palliative and end of life care, free of charge, to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire.

Facemasks made for Christmas
Some of the fantastic mask designs created by our colleagues and their friends and family
Thankyou letter and food donation
The Thank You letter from Chesterfield Foodbank

Christmas 2020 – Chesterfield Foodbank
The team arranged a Christmas collection for Chesterfield Foodbank. Donations of food, toiletries and baby supplies were collected from Fusion employees and their families and friends, alongside a donation from the charity committee.

The food and toiletries were donated to Chesterfield Foodbank (part of the Trussell Trust network of Foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK) for adults and families needing assistance. The total amount collected weighed 232 kilos.
The Chesterfield Foodbank provided 3-day packs of food for people in the Chesterfield area which amounted to over 290 meals. What a fantastic contribution to those in the local community who needed it most over Christmas.

Donation of Mini Toiletry Sets to Chesterfield Care Homes
Another Christmas fundraiser was the creation of 14 mini toiletry sets which were donated to a local group who distributed them along with other items to Chatsworth Lodge Residential Home and Brookholme Care Home in Chesterfield.

Thank You!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our colleagues, their families and friends for donating time, money and effort to help some absolutely fantastic local charities, when they needed it the most!

In particular we’d like to thank our Charity Committee who have continued to find suitable ways to fundraise in difficult circumstances, keep up the amazing work!

Toiletry set gifts
A selection of the mini toiletry sets

The Charity Committee for 2021 comprises of Patsy Gilthorpe, Carol Melville, Danny Wilson, Maggie McKenzie and Zoey Lewis.