In 2016, Anne Golesworthy, Senior Sales and Lettings Executive in the Faversham office of Ward & Partners, made a donation to the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal – run by Samaritan’s Purse.
“You fill a shoebox with gifts for a young child suffering hardship somewhere in the world,” says Anne, “When I told people what I was doing, they all chipped in, I ended up with 59 boxes to send!”
12 months on, Anne decided to tap into the power of social media to improve on last year’s achievement. So, as well as doing all the organising – preparing the boxes, kindly donated by Ward & Partners, she turned to Facebook to generate interest.
Friends, relatives and colleagues in Ward & Partners’ including MD David Lench – and Faversham people who had picked up on Anne’s Facebook campaign.
209 boxes were filled for some of the world’s poorest and most deprived children.
David Lench said, “Ward & Partners have always played an active part in supporting a wide range of children’s and other charities – not just here in Kent but across the UK and internationally. Anne’s remarkable success in inspiring so many others.”