During these difficult, unprecedented times we have continued to support our Bayley & Sage community by keeping 7 out of our 8 stores open (now all 8 stores are back up and running as normal), keeping our shelves as full as possible, keeping our staff employed, (in fact we have hired over 40 new people) keeping many of our suppliers trading. We introduced a 10% discount for all NHS workers and have supported 3 NHS hospitals and Felix’s Foundation with food donations in excess of £5000.
We thank you for your support in enabling us to have done this but we would like to do more to support small and local charities. Many are suffering at the moment, donations & fund-raising activities have dried up and for some summer is the main fundraising time of year. They are having to furlough staff & restrict their activities. We have already pledged £40,000 to three charities in the next few months but we want to do more.
There are charities which are close to the heart of Bayley & Sage and are struggling to continue their good work and also an NHS hospital fighting each day to help preserve life. Details of these charities are below.
Those close to the heart of Bayley & Sage that we are actively supporting
Founded 25 years ago, the Lantern Arts Centre is a venue for the community of Raynes Park and beyond, where people of all ages and abilities can learn and develop performance arts skills. Including regular productions, children’s theatre clubs, studio hire, a costume store, film clubs, choirs, dance classes and much more. Check out their website:
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. Who work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much needed support to women with ovarian cancer. We are proud to share Jennie Allen’s advocacy in raising awareness through telling her story in the saga magazine, going on sky & ITN news in an act to raise awareness. Check out their website:
Momentum Children’s Charity supports children with cancer and life-challenging conditions, and their families, through our unique support programme offered at home and in local hospitals. A long-standing relationship through fun filled events such as the infamous Dragon Boat Race to donating 10% of anniversary takings last year. Check out their website:
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is the trust for The Royal Marsden, a world leading cancer centre. We wanted to find a way
to make a direct and helpful contribution towards NHS workers fighting to save lives and will be fulfilling a wish list made up by the Royal Marsden team. Check out their website:
Bayley & Sage is also proud to have worked with the Felix project in getting food out to food banks across London during the Easter Weekend and look forward to growing this newfound partnership. Check out their website:
We wanted to go further than the 10% discount for the front-line workers of the NHS and as a result have been donating lots of nutritious and delicious treats to hundreds of frontline workers over at The Royal Marsden, Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. We have also made a donation to the Duchess of Kent Maternity Unit at Hillingdon hospital; this special donation has been to provide training aids from Laerdal Medical which are vital for maternity staff to ensure proper hands-on experiences that means so much for patient care.
Thank you, Bayley & Sage Customers, for joining our journey and making these contributions a possibility!