Montezuma’s Chocolates have raised an amazing £12,898 for our work this year with their ‘Bags of cash’ scheme.
Our good friends over at Montezuma’s Chocolates have been supporting us in many different ways for several years now. From sponsoring our annual Easter Trail event in Priory park, to a dizzyingly fun-packed charity week, to both sponsoring, running and stocking the goodie bags for our Chichester Half Marathon, they’ve made a tremendous difference to the children we work with across the world.
In addition to these events, one of the ways Montezuma’s have been raising money for our work is through their ‘Bags of Cash’ initiative. In each of their five stores, staff have been highlighting the plight of the children we support in Soweto Slum, Uganda, and asking customers to donate a few coins to us when they use a carrier bag.
Over the last year, through this simple scheme, the five stores have raised a whopping £12,898, which is enough to pay for 70 children in Uganda to benefit from pre-school education for a year, with daily breakfast and lunch, and regular support from a trained social worker.
Carrie Burton, Area Retail Manager at Montezuma’s says “We are so proud to be able to help such a fantastic charity and are continually amazed at the generosity our customers show when donating for our paper bags or supporting our charity weeks. I was fortunate to experience this first hand when a customer donated a cheque for £1000 pounds for paper bag! I'm still amazed every time I think about it. Whether it's 1p or £1000 every single donation makes a huge difference and we're proud to help in any way that we can”.
The ideals that Montezuma’s started out with have stayed with the company and are firmly rooted in every part of what they do. Montezuma’s is a business where ‘substance wins over style, where sustainable and organic business growth wins over greed and where a Trading Fairly Policy sweeps a path of ethics covering everything..’.
Esther Smitheram from Children on the Edge commented, “We are so privileged to benefit from Montezuma’s commitment to values, and in our own small way, be a part of their expression of ‘substance’. We’d like to say a huge thank you not only to their generous chocolate loving customers, but to the Montezuma’s staff who continue to support and promote Children on the Edge so ably”.
To find out more about the magic of Montezuma’s and learn more about the work they are currently focussing on in Uganda.