Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent have a long standing tradition for quality products and excellent customer service. With over 38 years of trading history, they have clearly taken business seriously to sustain such high levels of professionalism.
So why on earth, for an entire week, did Listers allow Minions (For those of you who haven’t had the joy of seeing the ‘DespicableMe” Movies... Get the DVD!) to take over their business? The answer is, all in the name of charity.
Listers have been long-time supporters of Douglas Macmillan Hospice who this year are celebrating 40 years of delivering care to those with life limiting illnesses. In recognition of the incredible work that Douglas Macmillan does, Listers wanted to show their full support in their own unique way.
And so the entire company embarked on a week of fun filled activities in an effort to raise as much money as possible.
“It was a fantastic week,” said Daniel Shaw, Marketing Manager, “and throughout all of the activities we had an overriding theme of Minions from the movie Despicable Me. We had a different main event for each day such as bake-offs, fancy dress, toy drive, quizzes and more. The pinnacle of the week was every member of staff getting dressed up as Minions for the local Press to help raise awareness!”
Listers didn’t leave the virtual world alone either as they tweeted and Facebooked their way around the country garnering donations from suppliers, customers and well wishers alike.
“We were delighted with the response from our Twitter friends and everybody else who took the time to donate,” said MD Mark Warren, “our online donations reached over a £1000 which is incredible and hugely appreciated. In total we’ve raised over £2500 thanks to donations from our staff and our customers.”
Listers also donated a conservatory to Dougie Mac’s charity ball worth £3k and even arranged with one of their customers, Tailormade, to install it for free!
“Douglas Macmillan does an incredible job in very difficult circumstances and we wanted to do our bit to help them. The fact that we had great fun doing it just added to the experience and I’d like to thank all of our staff for making it a week to remember,” said Mark.
Douglas Macmillan need our donations to continue delivering their invaluable service and you can, like Listers, support them by donating money via their website or donating unwanted gifts and clothes to one of their shops.
Manufacturing windows and doors is a serious business for Listers. But they also have lots of fun doing it!