It goes without saying that this year has been incredibly difficult for many individuals and businesses a-like. At House-on-the-Hill we feel humbled and fortunate to be able to fulfil our Social Values that we have been passionate and committed to for the last 25 years.
This year we have kept our donations close to home and close to our heart. We are supporting causes around Manchester and with a little focus to our favourite pastime – footy!
Our Christmas Charities 2020
A very special cause we were able to support this year was Operation Oscar! Oscar is a young football fan that many of our employees have came to know at our local football team West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC. 6-year-old Oscar has cerebral Palsy and is raising funds for a life changing operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which will potentially let him stand on his own two feet in future. This is a wonderful cause that you can learn more about here
The Booth Centre
We have been supporting our friends at the Booth Centre for many years. Most people will spend this festive season unable to visit friends or family, many of us will be able to video call our loved ones, put up decorations and stock up on festive treats to make the best of an awful year. That is not an option for people who are homeless. The Booth Centre are planning a week of Christmas lunches and actives to support Manchester’s homeless and bring a little festive joy! As we have been unable to collect items for the centre this year we have also donated 100 pairs of gloves for visitors this Christmas.
FareShare / Marcus Rashford
Like many people across the UK we were touched by Marcus Rashford’s campaign with FareShare to tackle childhood hunger across the UK. It has been an incredibly tough year for many with an ever-increasing number of people unable to afford the food they need to feed their families and themselves. FareShare are working tirelessly to ensure families wont go hungry this Christmas.
St Ann’s Hospice Christmas Tree Donation
St Ann’s Hospice cares for and helps thousands of patients, their families and carers every year who are affected by cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses. The money raised will help the team prepare a very special Christmas for their residents after what has been a very difficult year.