Team members at the Maypole Wilkinson store, are offering a helping hand to community groups and charities in the area who need extra support with local projects.
Whether the project benefits young people, families or the elderly, Wilkinsons is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their local community to get involved and apply for a donation.
People living within the Birmingham area will be able to apply to the store for a monetary donation, Wilkinsons’ products or team members can volunteer their time, as they are also keen to roll up their sleeves to support neighbourhood developments.
Julie Nightingale, store manager at Wilkinsons in Maypole, said: “The Helping Hands scheme is an initiative where funding is provided to support local projects, directly benefitting the lives of people who live and work close to the store.
“As a company, it’s great to be able to help local community groups and charities by giving something back to the area, whether it’s seeds to help a community garden bloom or paint for a local animal shelter, we are able to help.”
Application forms can be collected from the store and once completed, forms should be returned to the store’s help desk. Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission.
Wilkinson stores in Kings Heath, Northfield, Blackheath and Acocks Green are also offering support to local projects as part of the Helping Hands scheme.
A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading and serving over 178 million customers each year, JK Wilkinson opened their first store in 1930, since then the company’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the eight decades that have followed, and there are currently 372 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.
Wilkinsons is committed to Britain’s high streets and prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.