It’s that time of year where it’s perfectly acceptable to bathe in a bathtub full of beans, watch your teacher get their legs waxed or see your favourite celebrity doing something dangerous on ice. BBC Children in Need reaches a climax on Friday, 19th November after a month of fundraising and campaigns around the UK.
Children in Need helps to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people through grants, projects and campaigns. Millions of lives are affected and improved by donations raised from individuals and organisations each year, as Pudsey the bear and a host of celebrities help us try and beat the previous year’s grand total. This year Children in Need attempts to top the record breaking total of £39 million raised in 2009!
Here at Safelincs we thought about getting into a bathtub of beans or having our legs waxed, but we’re far too busy saving lives with our fire safety products and services to do that, so we have instead decided that we will work with our friends to raise some money. This is where you come in!
We use Twitter to keep in touch with our customers and friends around the world. Starting today, we’ll donate 50p for every new follower we get on Twitter. That’s it! So why not head over to our Twitter page and follow us right now? We are keeping track of how much money we’ve raised on our Children in Need page on our web site.
The Catholic Church is currently putting its finishing touches on a central purchasing portal for all its organisations in the UK, called ChurchMarketplace. The portal offers all Catholic schools, nursing homes, parishes, churches etc vastly reduced purchasing prices for items from consumables and candles to fire safety and health and safety. We are very proud that we were chosen by the Catholic Church as the provider for all their fire safety and H+S products and services following a demanding selection process.
We will now provide ChurchMarketplace with a dedicated fire safety and H+S sub-portal offering our range of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, emergency lighting and many other products. As to all our other customers, we will be offering the best customer service possible. Every Catholic Church organisation (well over 5000) will order individually, this will play to our strength and ability to tailor the service we provide to meet our customers needs on an individual basis while offering the very best framework contract pricing .
We look forward to the launch of the portal, which is scheduled for October and to a long term partnership with the Catholic ChurchMarketplace.
How can we help our customers in the worst case scenario – a fire? We have sold you all the fire safety products you need but how can we help you further should you become the victim of fire? Our answer to this question is the introduction of our ‘free replacement after fire’ policy.
Safelincs is the first fire safety company to offer this service. This policy is designed to encourage our customers to use all their fire fighting and rescue equipment without any consideration of costs to limit the impact of a fire. We see it also as a way of helping our customers through a difficult time and supporting them through the entire life cycle of the fire safety products sold by us.
We hope that our customers never need to use the products to fight or escape a fire, but where they are unfortunate enough to do so we hope that our pledge will help them to return to normal as quickly as possible.