30 April 2019

Shulmans raises over £8,000 for local charity Martin House

The Shulmans team has raised more than £8,000 for Martin House, our charity of the year for 2018.

During the year, colleagues organised a series of fundraising initiatives, including two members of staff taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and regular activities at the firm’s Wellington Place office such as clothes drops, monthly dress down days, bake sales and the annual Shulmans boys vs girls netball match. The team also donned red suits and bushy beards to participate in the annual Wetherby Santa Run in December.

Wetherby based Martin House Hospice provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions across West, North and East Yorkshire. It is a place where families can stay from time to time and find support, rest and practical help.

Daniella Colton from the Corporate Social Responsibility team said: “At Shulmans we are committed to supporting the Yorkshire community, so we were delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with Martin House and learn more about its incredible work; providing local children, young people and their families with vital care and support through immensely difficult times. We are honoured that our fundraising efforts throughout 2018 will help Martin House continue with its awe-inspiring work.”

Lucy Pickford, Head of Fundraising at Martin House, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Shulmans for the team’s support throughout the last year. The money raised will enable us to continue to deliver care and support – including home cooked meals for families staying at Martin House, home visits and outdoor adventure holidays for young people. We are very grateful for all the time and effort that everyone at Shulmans has given to raising so much money for Martin House.”

Shulmans’ extensive corporate social responsibility programme supports a range of projects throughout Yorkshire each year. As well as selecting a charity to support each year, colleagues dedicate time and resources to provide hands-on support to many other organisations, including the Shine Project and The Big Change Project, as well as being proud supporters of the Leeds Community Foundation 100 Club.