Carers’ Resource, a charity based in Bradford, will be holding events at SaveCo during Ramadan, to raise awareness of unpaid caring, and raise funds.
The charity provides emotional and practical support to people who are looking after a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise, because of frailty, illness, addiction or disability.
The promotional events will take place inside SaveCo Cash & Carry from 11am to 4pm on Saturday March 18th and Friday March 24th.
Many unpaid carers might be looking after a partner with health issues, a child with additional needs, or an elderly, frail parent, but don’t recognise themselves as ‘carers’ and don’t know that there is support available for them.FIND OUT MORE
My Healthy Mind
Over the past few months SaveCo have teamed up with health and well being coach and consultant Ashfaq Ahmed from MyHealthyMind to deliver mental health awareness sessions.
These are mental health awareness sessions which equip senior leaders in organisations to spot signs of mental ill health at an early stage and support staff in getting the support they need. It also equips SLT with knowledge to have the confidence to deal with issues around mental health that may arise in the workplace.
MyHealthyMind’s mission is to create a support-model based around the needs of diverse communities, thus reducing stigma associated with mental health in diverse communities.
MyHealthyMind has been set up to assist diverse communities in accessing the support they require with mental health challenges that they may face individually, as a family and as a community.
MyHealthyMind’s primary goal is around early intervention and ensuring all members of diverse communities can access support early and be able to live a healthy and balanced life, irrespective of whatever mental health challenges they may face or live with.
JKN OUTREACH - Community Support Service
A bit of 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 to make a 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦!
At SaveCo we now have food donation points where you can donate food for those struggling within the Bradford community.
JKN Outreach have the aim of actively seeking to provide help to some of the most vulnerable and less fortunate members of the Bradford community.
A huge thanks to our SaveCo Cash & Carry generous customers for filling up the JKN food bank collection basket and donation box.
A nice £43.07 collected in January, that will go towards tackling food insecurity.
Next time you're in-store, leave a few items in the JKN food bank donation basket and spare a bit of change to help JKN continue their charitable work.DONATE IN-STORE
Futsal Frame 2 Academy
We have supported the Futsal Frame 2 Academy football team since the academy established in 2015. The academy aims to provide a chance for youngsters to grow and have a sense of belonging.
SaveCo is proud to help the academy by providing kits, footballs, goals and all training equipment to help kids enjoy the full futsal experience.FIND OUT MORE
The Faith Cave
SaveCo is excited to be supporting the Faith Cave a grassroots initiative.
The Faith Cave is a collaborative, not-for-profit organisation. Through empowerment, we believe that we have the potential to change lives, and nowhere is this more profound than in local community engagement.
We aim to create positive change for the next generation, and are fully committed to helping kids reach their greatest potential through fashioning opportunities that tackle issues of disadvantage and exclusion head-on.FIND OUT MORE
Bradford Curry Awards & Mela
SaveCo is proud to be sponsoring this year's Bradford Curry Awards & Mela as the 'Official Shopping Partner'.
Thousands are expected to attend the weekend mela which will include family favourites such as cooking masterclasses, competitions, food stalls and live entertainment. The mela takes place over the weekend of 23rd and 24th July and will be followed by the Curry Awards ceremony on Monday 25th July.
Look out for our masterclass tent throughout the day there will various opportunities to take part in competitions.FIND OUT MORE
Halifax Community Fridge
Iftar Under the Stars event held at The Halifax Academy. Over a thousand people from far and wide came together for the evening Iftar meal. Food donations were contributed by SaveCo.FIND OUT MORE
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Run for Age UK
On Sunday our team at SaveCo took part in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Run for Age UK.
For some of the team, this was their first run, and they all had a lot of fun (despite the weather). It was a great effort for a wonderful cause.
Altogether in total we raised around £1000 across the board for Age UK and Age UK Bradford District.
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SaveCo Online Checkout Donations
SaveCo Bradford has been working with Age UK Bradford District as our local charity partner. You can donate to Age UK Bradford District via our online checkouts, thank you to all of our customers who have donated each time they order!
Age UK Bradford District do great work supporting older people. Sadly, 1.2 million older people across the UK say that they often feel lonely.
Age UK Bradford District are determined to be there, providing information, support, friendship and advice to older people most in need.
Creating Smiles Gifts Initiative
I am grateful to Saveco Cash & Carry for their kind on-going support in which for a number of years now they have & continue to sponsor the 5 times a year 'Creating Smiles Gifts Initiative' which has covered Airedale Hospital & Bradford Royal Informary Childrens Wards.
These gifts have been donated to poorly children irrespective of faith or ethnicity so that they get a bit of happiness & joy since we know being in hospital away from family can be very lonely & upsetting. To date 36 toy gift giving visits have been made to the aforementioned childrens wards in the last 11 years. Saveco Cash & Carry have kindly donated thousands of pounds worth of brand new gifts ranging from 0 to 17 years - a mixture of toys, play sets, games, sports equipment & so forth.
I am grateful to Haji Shiraz Ahmed & Haji Fairaz Ahmed (Managing Directors of Saveco Cash & Carry) who continue to support me in this noble initiative & without whose support this would not be possible. They are responsible for bringing smiles to hundreds of children over the years & their continued support is lifting the spirits & demonstrating as a hugely successful Bradford-based business they profoundly care about children & are always keen to give back to society.
Nazim Ali (Co-ordinator, Creating Smiles Gifts Initiative)
Too Good To Go
SaveCo is pleased with the success of our ongoing partnership with Too Good To Go, the UK's leading surplus food redistribution service.
Since the partnership in 2020, we have supplied hundreds of low cost 'Magic Bags' containing products that have expired but not passed their 'use-by' date, to customers rather than destroying them.FIND OUT MORE
Age UK Bradford District
SaveCo Group has selected Age UK Bradford District as its local charity partner. Customers can now make a voluntary donation at the checkout page.FIND OUT MORE
SaveCo Group has supported SKT Welfare's humanitarian efforts for a number of years due to their 100% donation policy. This year we've supported The Date Project during Ramadan and the Pakistan Flood Appeal.FIND OUT MORE
Too Good To Go
Helping control food wasteage through redistributionFIND OUT MORE
Environmentally friendly packaging supporting recycling and biodegradability
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Blue Light Card™ Scheme
We are pleased to announce that SaveCo is now part of the Blue Light Card discount scheme for members of the emergency services, during the festive season.LEARN MORE
MWC's Curry Circle
On December 23rd 2021, SaveCo was pleased to co-sponsor the Muslim Women's Council's Curry Circle event which provided hot meals to over 120 service users.TELEGRAPH & ARGUS ARTICLE
Bridge-It Housing - World Homeless Day
SaveCo recently got involved with a project organised by a local charity called Bridge-It Housing by providing rice and meat for the homeless, as part of World Homeless Day, 10th October 2022FIND OUT MORE
SaveCo Cash & Carry food donation point for JKN Outreach
SaveCo Cash & Carry has installed donation points within the store where customers are kindly donating any unwanted food products.
Sharing Voices - Mental Health Awareness
During the year, staff at SaveCo have taken part in mental health awareness workshops with Sharing Voices, an organisation involved with mental health support particularly within BAME (Black, Asian and minority Ethnic) communities.
SaveCo supports 10th annual 'Creating Smiles Hospital Gifts Initiative'
SaveCo continues to support Airedale Hospital Community Charity through the distribution of gifts to children in Ward 17, as well as roses and chocolates to staff. This year, SaveCo also sponsored the 1st Annual 'Mawlid in the City' initiative.
BBC Children In Need 2021
This year, SaveCo played its part through a series of fund-raising efforts, charitable donations and in-store events.