MTJA client, Smylies, is preparing for another year of invaluable fundraising in 2018. Throughout 2017, the Wirral based exporter has raised £17,000 for charities close to the hearts of the local community and its staff.


Earlier in 2017, Smylies selected Pensbywood Centre as its Community Project and throughout this year raised just under £14,000 for Wirral Evolutions, a pioneering service that provides support for adults with profound learning disabilities.


Smylies’ contribution enabled the centre to install a new state of the art interactive floor and wall projection system, including a Sensory Fun Suite. These installations enable users to participate in activities that are sometimes taken for granted, taking them to places they’ve never been before.


Christine Rothwell, Manager of Pensbywood Centre, said: “Now people who access Pensbywood are enjoying new sensory experiences, with the aid of interactive projectors which support their health and wellbeing.”


“We are very thankful to Smylies for their fabulous support and dedication to Pensbywood and Wirral Evolutions.”


Smylies has now also selected three other charities that it will be supporting into 2018: CALM (dedicated to preventing male suicide), FRIENDS (arranging support for families with disabled children) and CLIC Sargent on behalf of The Will Falck Memorial Fund. CLIC Sargent provides support for young adults affected by cancer and their families.


As of November 2017, £3,000 has already been raised between the three causes through staff participation in events like The Wirral Triathlon, where the team took part as The King’s Deli (Smylies’ own brand of British crisps) and internal fundraisers including Smylies BBQs, fancy dress days and raffles.


This total is set to keep growing throughout 2018 with lots of staff fundraising activities in the pipeline already, such as half marathons and mountain climbs.


“It was fantastic to see the renovations at Pensbywood and know that Smylies’ support made it possible. We’re looking forward to finding new ways to raise even more money in 2018, partnering with causes that are close to the teams’ heart and giving back to the local community” says George Falck, Smylies’ Business Manager.