The Pavers Foundation, employee-led charitable initiative of leading UK shoe retailer Pavers has donated £2,500 to bereavement charity Brightest Star. The charity supports families who have tragically lost a child. The donation was made on behalf of Julie McCusker, Sales Assistant Pavers Glasgow, after she applied through the Foundation’s grant application scheme.
Julie decided to apply for funding after seeing the amazing work the charity has carried out in supporting families through the most difficult of times. Julie said: “Brightest Star is an amazing charity and the donation will go so far in helping support families, especially now when so many services have been suspended. Thank you to the Pavers Foundation for making this possible, I have never been prouder to be a colleague of Pavers.”
The donation will contribute to the cost of family therapy along with funding memory boxes, which help the families to remember their lost loved ones. Arlene Smith, founder of Brightest Star explained the impact the donation will have on the charity: “I am so overwhelmed at this phenomenal donation of £2,500 from the Pavers Foundation. The past year has been our most challenging in terms of fundraising and this donation will allow us to provide bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings with much needed support. This donation will truly change lives and we cannot thank you enough. What an amazing thing for a business to provide in this extremely challenging financial climate.”
The Pavers Foundation strives to ‘make a difference’ in areas of health, education and community and has recently reached their first £1million milestone of charitable giving. The vast majority of the donations go to charities voted for by colleagues working in the business through votes for annual charities and individual grant applications. To find out more about the continuing work of the Pavers Foundation, visit their website or follow them on social media.