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Oldham women and children clothing charity gets Egg-stra Easter help


Date:28 March 2024

Image attached:Catalyst's Bekki Williamson prepares to donate Easter eggs to Our Community Wardrobe in Oldham. 


Egg-citing news! Catalyst community fund makes first donation

Catalyst Services UK has made the first donation from its new Community Fund to give egg-stra help to a charity that runs a clothing bank from a local church in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

And to provide some additional festive treats, the company, based in Delph, Oldham, has also given the charity 100 Easter eggs to distribute to its clients in the community.

Bekki Williamson, who works in the Catalyst finance department, recommended that the Catalyst Community Fund should support Our Community Wardrobe.

Based at Springhead Church, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, it provides clothes and emergency support for women and children in need.

Our Community Wardrobe has been run for seven years by Sally Maher who has helped hundreds of women and children in that time.

Bekki is encouraging Catalyst employees to help out as well by donating clothes they no longer need or want to the charity.

Meanwhile, some of the Easter eggs donated by Catalyst have already been delivered to Holy Cross Primary School in Oldham, where staff members are helping donate them to local families.

Bekki said: "I'm so pleased the great work of Sally and her supporters is the first to receive a Catalyst Community Fund donation.

"It provides an opportunity for the community to provide practical support for people who may have nowhere else to turn. I hope, through clothing donations, the Catalyst team can give extra support."

Yvonne Bardsley, Continuous Improvement Manager at Catalyst, said: "This is an ideal community initiative for our fund to assist.

"Because we have colleagues and members of our supplier network located across the UK, we hope we can eventually help others in all four corners of the country."

Donations up to £250 can be made from the £2,000 Catalyst Community Fund to charities, community groups and other fundraising campaigns in each calendar year, based on colleague recommendation.

It is hoped the fund will encourage and enable colleagues working for Catalyst and within the company's supplier network to champion and actively support charitable causes themselves.


For more information, contact Andy Comber

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01952 883526

About Catalyst Services UK Ltd

Catalyst Services UK, founded in 2014, provides specialist investigations, repair and renewal services for the insurance industry, as well as commercial and domestic clients.

Its expertise is focussed primarily on drainage systems, including off-mains drainage, water supply systems, subsidence investigation, environmental services, and home emergency services.

The company name, Catalyst, is derived from a business approach that brings together all parties involved in an insurance claim - the provider, customer, and a trusted contractor selected from a managed network of expert suppliers - to create an efficient, effective, and sustainable outcome for all concerned.