Take a chair and give £1 for Haiti

A CLECKHEATON company is supporting the people of Haiti by giving chairs away to the public – in return for a minimum £1 donation to the appeal.

Tuesday, 16th February 2010, 3:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2010, 12:54 pm

Hills and sister company Over2Hills, in Bradford Road, are running the event on Saturday February 27, from 10am until 4pm, to raise money and awareness of the tragedy that has struck the people of Haiti.

Hills are well-known with local charities and non profit organisations through their free charity open days, where they give away hundreds of pieces of office furniture free of charge.

Now they hope the public will help them raise money to help families and communities affected by the earthquakes in Haiti.

The company is also running a drop box service where people can leave children's toys/clothes (washed) which in partnership with the British Red Cross, will be sold to raise even more money.

As well as the chair giveaway, a tombola and refreshments will be available with all proceeds supporting UNICEF's appeal for the children of Haiti.

Richard Senior, from Over2Hills, said: "Our heroic rescue teams may have returned from Haiti after saving many lives, but there are hundreds of people who still don't have a roof over their head or food in their stomach.

"Aid is desperately needed and we hope to generate as much money and help as possible. The devastation the earthquake has caused is just awful.

"The UK public have helped so much, but we need still need to pull together.

"This event allows the public to help the appeal, but get something back in return – instead of buying a computer chair for 20, come down and take that chair away for free and donate 1 to the appeal."