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Thank You For Your Support

Alex Timpson Trust Collection Tin

Thank You

The Alex Timpson Trustees would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the trust over the last 12 months.

In total you have helped to raise an amazing £500,000 from collection tins ,  FREE jobs, sponsored events and raffles.

We have been truly blown away with their generosity!

As a result of the fundraising we are able to offer 
A Guide to Attachment

Author – John Timpson

A total of 150,786 FREE books , which we have donated to customers, schools or agencies. Helping us to raise awareness of attachment.

As a result 66 foster families have enjoyed a FREE holiday, which in turn has given an amazing 33,600 hours of lasting memories to more than 200 children.

Further more, we have been able to difference to the lives of 1000’s of children and their families by supporting other deserving causes, initiatives and charities, including Freedom Fostering, Northwest Academies, Deseignability, ARC, SANDS, National Literacy Trust,  Northern Ireland Childrens Hospice, ISPCC,  and The Rees Centre.

The trustees appreciate your donations and look forward to helping more children to shine during  2019.

Once again would like to say thank you.



Charity Fundraising…What Would You Do For Charity?

Charity fundraising cheque presented to James and Roisin Timpson

Emma proudly presents her cheque to James and Roisin

Charity events come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve all been there. We’ve got together with a group of  friends and said ‘Let’s raise money for charity ’ and before you know it you’re doing a sponsored run, selling raffle tickets or organising a cake sale …But what would you do for charity ?

Charity fundraiser Emma Ashmore, shows us her new haircut

Emma Ashmore

One of our colleagues, Emma Ashmore, was so passionate about the Alex Timpson Trust and the work we do to raise awareness of attachment in schools, that she took it one step further and made the brave decision to shave her head for charity!… The day Emma rang the office to tell me , my reaction was  ‘ARE YOU SURE!’

Emma assured me she was definitely up for the challenge and as a result raised an amazing £2121 , which she presented to James and Roisin Timpson at a recent colleague event in London.

James accepted the cheque on behalf of the Alex Timpson Trust saying ‘ Thank you to Emma, our colleagues and customers, who continually  fundraise and donate to the trust through the ‘small jobs’ scheme. As a result we are able to continue our work to raise awareness of attachment , through the funding of vital research, whilst offering FREE books and holidays for foster families.’

Charity Fundraising…Do It Your Way!

If you would like to support, but having your head shaved or running a marathon fills your with dread, then why not raise funds from the comfort of your own home by using The Giving Machine, a UK charity that lets you give for free. When you shop via The Giving Machine, you generate cashback which can then convert into free charity donations for the Alex Timpson Trust.

Whatever you choose to do, remember to have fun. – Janet, Alex Timpson Support

To keep up to date follow us on twitter @TimpsonTrust






Easter Bunnies Raise £100 for Alex Timpson Trust

Our fantastic colleague Kyley Bird, who works at Johnson Cleaners in the Norwich Tesco store, was inspired to dress up and hop about the store with a collection tin in aid of the Alex Timpson Trust on Good Friday. Kyley found a more than helpful little bunny in 10 year-old daughter, Alisha, who ably assisted her mum and was rightfully rewarded with a chocolate egg after helping to count all the pennies.








Our happy pair of bunny girls were thrilled to bits to raise an amazing £100 for the Alex Timpson Trust in just two energetic hours. Well done and thank you to Kyley and Alisha and the generous customers at Norwich Blue Boar Tesco!

Darren’s New Year Weight Loss Challenge

One of our fantastic Timpson Group colleagues in the North West is starting the New Year by challenging himself to lose at least two stone in weight by April. Darren Gallimore is a Timpson Mobile Manager and serial supporter of charitable causes. On this occasion, Darren has pledged to direct monies from his sponsored slim fundraising effort to the Alex Timpson Trust.

The 42 year-old grandfather of 10, (yes, you read that right) admits to being “a bit too beefy” and hopes to shed at least 28 lbs in Alex Timpson’s memory in a bid to boost a wider understanding of Attachment theory.

“I’ve already got £450 pledged from great colleagues and friends, and I’ve set up a fundraising page too, so supporters can sponsor me via that and watch my progress,” said Darren. “I think the Trust’s work and especially its pledge to support foster families with a free holiday is fantastic. As a grandfather of 10 I know just how important it is for families to get away from the hurly burly of everyday life and stresses and just enjoy family time.”


Jeeves Helps Crisis at Christmas

Every year the homeless charity Crisis UK organises a Crisis at Christmas event to offer food, shelter, comfort and friendship to those living rough on the streets of the capital over the festive period. This year, Crisis extended a welcome to around 4,000 homeless guests into nine crisis centres across London.

The charity contacted the Timpson Group back in early November to ask if Jeeves, which is part of the Timpson Group, might be willing to help them provide clean blankets for the rough sleepers who would be offered temporary shelter at its centres between 23rd and 30th December. We were delighted to help and the wheels were set in motion at the Jeeves specialist dry cleaning centre in Tottenham.

Every single item was checked in advance for evidence of mould, rips and heavy stains by a volunteer Scout group with any failed blankets being discarded.

Just shy of 2,000 blankets were collected by our drivers and brought to the Tottenham Excellence Centre where they were washed, dried, folded and re-packed before delivery back to the Dagenham warehouse.







Crisis UK’s Dagenham warehouse manager, Chris Beer, who runs the Crisis at Christmas campaign said: “To be able to send these blankets out freshly laundered made such a massive difference to the sleeping situations of our guests, many of whom are long term rough sleepers.”

The charity’s work with London’s rough sleepers, many of whom have significant health and wellbeing, issues is extraordinary and a much anticipated feature of Christmas for many of the capital’s long-term homeless community who have little or no-one to celebrate Christmas with each year.

Chris added: “Teams of advisors were helping with everything from housing to immigration issues. We set up four  dental units and new this year was the provision of dentures for our guests. Eye care teams where issuing free prescription glasses. There was some wonderful art being created, poetry and creative writing took place and was performed, films were watched in our nine cinemas, one of which was a bespoke cinema built especially for the centre.”

Football enthusiasts were treated by London clubs Arsenal, Millwall and West Ham which helped provide training sessions for the East London Day Centre’s guests. Arsenal FC once again hosted a football tournament at its indoor facility at the Emirates stadium at which Crisis’ East London Day Centre triumphed. In total, 37,000 meals were served over the Christmas period, 644 healthcare appointments were attended, 312 eye tests and 359 footcare appointments took place, 148 physiotherapy sessions and 286 massages were freely offered to rough sleepers.






Dignity and Warmth
“Thank you so much for being part of the team that helped to make this happen. The bedding you cleaned for us was perfect and made such a difference, giving dignity as well as warmth to the guests in our centres, said Chris.”

Following the charity’s massive operation to help 4,000 homeless people, hundreds of towels that were returned from its nine centres to the Crisis warehouse needed laundering. As the charity doesn’t currently have a facility for this we took in 15 large cages to wash.

Without our help Crisis UK would sadly have had to dispose of them if they were unable to be be professionally laundered. We were happy to help a fantastic organisation doing such great work for a really significant number of disadvantaged and very vulnerable people. Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful colleagues at Jeeves’ Tottenham Excellence Centre and our drivers for all their efforts. What a magnificent bunch.