Nelsons Journey is a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday that have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. They offer one to one support and opportunities to meet other children of a similar age who have also experienced a bereavement.
In November 2017 we (Saxon Packaging) were approached by Debbie Allerton from Nelsons Journey to see if we would be able to donate some beer packaging solutions for beer they had been gifted by World Beer Awards to sell at their ‘Beer and Bake sale’. The event was being held on Wednesday 6th December and was to raise funds to help and support bereaved children and young people across Norfolk.
“Having heard of the charity before and aware of the great cause they support we jumped at the chance to be able to assist them” said Carly, Sales Office Manager at Saxon Packaging.
Nelsons Journey staff donned their aprons and got baking for the event creating rather yummy baked goods; these along with the beer (and the packing to carry them!) the event was a great success raising £1,000 for the charity.
Debbie from Nelsons Journey said “we were lucky to be given over 1,000 bottles of beer, from around the world, to sell at our beer and bake sale, but wanted to sell them in packs for a suggested donation of £5 for 6. We didn’t have any way of packaging them that was sturdy, suitable for bottles of varying shapes and sizes and that would make it easy for our customers to carry their beer bottles safely. We luckily came across the lovely team at Saxon Packaging and got in touch. Carly was extremely helpful, she knew just the product that would be best for our requirement and agreed to send us 500 of their 6 bottle carry packs free of charge. This made a huge difference and allowed us to sell the quantity of beer with no trouble at all on the day, raising well over £1000! Thank you to all at Saxon Packaging for their help and support – you have helped bring back smiles to bereaved children thanks to your amazing packaging donation!”