At Funky Laser, we have always been very keen to help others; whether it's offering our advice and expertise to another small business or helping with manufacturing products to reduce another companies workload.
After thinking about what more we could do, we decided we wanted to give back to our local community.
2020/21 - This year has been like no other. We have all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another and as a small team with strong family values we wanted to do something for our local community to help those that are facing financial difficulties, leaving many homes in hunger poverty.
We are truly thankful that we are still working during these times. As a thank you to all of our customers we are donating to Hartlepool Food bank, in association with the Trusses trust.
Nobody should have to go hungry and be without the basic essentials so it only seemed right to help by donating food and essential items for those in need. As we all know, food banks have been used more this year than previous years with the effects of this pandemic so we wanted to do our part in helping in any way we can.
If you would like to help out, please follow the link for more information on how you can do this: https://hartlepool.foodbank.org.uk/
2019/20 - This financial year we chose to support the Daisy Chain Project who are a local charity that help families affected by autism. We will be supporting them financially with monetary donations from our sales however we will also be donating craft items to help aid them with their therapy sessions.
This particular charity is close to our hearts and as a family business ourselves; we know the importance of supporting families in the local area.
As you may know from our story, I trained as a design teacher before I ran my own business so I know how important and beneficial creative play can be and how this type of activity can be a great therapy for children and adults. This is one of the main reasons we have decided to also donate craft products to Daisy Chain rather than just money.
A little more about the organisation we're supporting this year
Daisy Chain is a unique charity set up to support families affected by autism in the Tees Valley and provide a haven for them to visit.
Based in Norton, Daisy Chain supports over 2,300 families providing respite, activities, social clubs, advice and guidance.
Set on a 5.5-acre site, Daisy Chain offers a specialist day centre with soft play, sensory rooms and learning spaces as well as sensory gardens and a popular farm; home to sheep, goats, ponies, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.