At Belfield, we are committed to our outstanding workforce and in turn, they are proud to support the local communities they work in.  Over the past year every business within the group has undertaken work to support regional and national charities through fundraising activities and donations to help those less fortunate than themselves.  Here are some of the highlights.

At Westbridge, the staff have nominated four main charities to benefit from their endeavours – one for each site – which introduces a bit of healthy competition to the fundraising efforts!

Development organised a Christmas Jumper Day and raised £150 for Nightingale House Hospice, a charity based in Wrexham which provides specialist palliative care services for those with life-limiting illnesses. 

WB2’s chosen charity is North Clywd Animal Rescue (NCAR).  They recently donated sofas for the charity’s on-site, dog friendly café, Doris’s Bunker.  Nicky Owen, Media Relations & Fundraising Manager said, “Thank you for the beautiful sofas, they are now in the café. They are amazing and make such a difference and our customers love them!”

In addition, WB2 staff also raised £900 from the sale of redundant scatters – meaning not only was money raised for a fantastic cause, but no waste was generated.

WB8 took part in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal and sent car boot loads of gifts to children who were unfortunate enough to be spending their Christmas in hospital.    

Giddo’s Gift, a charitable trust providing gifts or financial grants to teenagers and young adults suffering from Cancer living in North West England and North Wales, also benefitted from a Christmas Jumper fundraiser at Westbridge.

We are also very grateful to Marks and Spencer, who recently donated £10,000 to be split between NCAR, Nightingale House Hospice and Mind, in recognition of the work done by Westbridge in support of the Marks and Spencer ‘Plan A’ reset initiative.


Staff at Ilkeston have also been busy supporting local and national causes in the past few months.

In November, Paloma Faith contacted Home and asked if they were willing to donate some bedding to support a refugee family she was involved with in East London.  Bedding was sent to Paloma for the family to help them set up home and start their new life in the UK.

Also in November, Home and Leisure combined to hold a cake sale which raised £307.00 for Cancer Research UK.

In December, to spread some festive cheer, the Curtain department organised a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of The Salvation Army and a collection for the local food bank, the Ilkeston Arena Community Food Bank.  Both initiatives were really well supported by staff across the site.

As part of Home and Leisure’s ongoing support for Ben’s Den, an Ilkeston based charity which supports the families of children fighting leukaemia or cancer by providing caravans for holidays, Troy Smith (H&S Officer) is organising a 50-mile charity walk 2nd – 3rd April 2022 from Ladybower Reservoir to Pride Park Stadium.  We will update on you how you can support Troy in the coming weeks.