Creation - making a difference to the local community

Fri Sep 12 13:16:34 UTC 2014

Making a difference

Creation, is proud to announce the support of six charities as part of its annual ‘Make a Difference’ fundraising and volunteering programme.  Each charity has been nominated by its people, and over the course of the year colleagues will be volunteering their time and expertise to help raise funds and awareness for the causes in their region.

As a leading provider of cards and loans, helping over 4 million customers for the past 40 years, Creation is the brand providing finance solutions behind 300 partners; some of the UK’s biggest names – AA, Argos, Asda, Dixons Retail and Sony, amongst others.

With offices in Solihull and Belfast, Creation is committed to supporting the local communuities in which it works.  Since the launch of the Make a Difference programme in 2008, colleagues have raised over £200,000 supporting over 25 charities and volunteered over 1,500 hours supporting colleges and schools.   And it doesn’t stop there!  In the process they’ve enjoyed over 9,000 cakes (that’s a whopping 4 million calories consumed), brewed over 160 litres of tea and then worked it off running over 4,000 and cycling over 2,000 miles and climbing some of the UK’s highest peaks.  So it’s definitely work hard, play hard, all for some fantastic causes.

This year Creation is supporting Birmingham based children’s charities such as brain cancer charity Help Harry Help Others, Friends of Reynalds Cross School and Kids Run Free, which encourages children to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.  In Belfast they’re busy raising valuable funds for Tiny Life, a charity that helps premature babies and their families, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and the Northern Ireland Kidney Patients Association, which aims to help patients and their carers through support, and advice.

Creation is also very active working with local education colleges.  Infact it’s proud to be one of the founding members of the UK’s first Professional Services Academy, working in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College.  With the support of its colleagues, the success looks set to continue, creating opportunities for the development of its people and giving something back to the local commuity, making a real difference.