We have raised over £1,000 for charity this Summer alone!
Our charitable efforts have moved in leaps and bounds throughout 2016 with plans for 2017 taking shape.
“Kids rule” for one weekend only
We have strong bonds with the Camping and Caravanning Club and in light of their annual campaign to "Get Kids Outdoors with Camping" we decided to support their efforts and run our own mini competition to win a 2-night stay on our site. “Kids rule” weekend saw us visiting a local Adventure Farm holding creepy crawlies, singing along to Frozen with our own ice queen taking prime position in the igloo and Jedi training with a lookalike Star Wars cast. Activity packed and with the sun shining the weekend was a total success and allowed us to echo the strong message of getting children to enjoy the outdoors.
Kevin Keegan signs up!
In April this year, Truma UK attended the Nationa Caravan Council annual conference with experts and established manufacturers within the industry. We were delighted to hear that legendry footballer Kevin Keegan was lined up for the after dinner guest speaker and so realised we could not miss out on the opportunity for him to sign our 1970s England shirt. His autograph ramped up the value of our shirt and ultimately was auctioned off for £750 for the NCC Benevolent Fund.
Fun at the Fair (The National and Melbourne Fete and Carnival)
Throughout the summer months we took our cosy igloo on tour and created a Queen’s Jubilee inspired area for commemorative photos to be taken for a small donation to the Medical Dogs Detection. The reception we received during the Queens tea party fete was delightful. Both adults and children were intrigued to come and have a look around the igloo to see what it was all about and the Truma crew were only too happy to show them around. Raising £80 for this charity and another £350 for the second signed Kevin Keegan shirt at the Melbourne Fete and Carnival raffle, Truma’s charitable efforts have well and truly paid off.
It was “ice” to know you
And then it was time to say Goodbye to our igloo, it has served us well for over two years at various events and outdoor exhibitions but our aim was to ensure the igloo was put to good use rather than simply being thrown away.
We reached out to a local Special Needs school in need of equipment for their students to enjoy and thrive. Fountains Special School were full of gratitude for our donation as they now have the capacity to create a sensory development area and “Chillout” zone (very apt!) for the students to escape to.