Thursday saw Anglian Home Improvements hold a tombola, raising money for the local Salvation Army. With over 800 items up for grabs, and a ticket cost £1, the total raised was an impressive £874, which will help the Salvation Army continue their great work over the Christmas period. They also got a Christmas hamper courtesy of Anglian.
The tombola has become a bit of an Anglian tradition, with Anglian holding this event over the last few years. Last year Anglian raised £800 for the Hamlet Centre, which has done some great work this year, and were lucky enough to have their logo on the Norwich City Football shirts for a game. In the tombola was a selection of goodies from baby beetroot to bottles of wine, all of which were snapped up by the Anglian staff that were in the Christmas spirit this year. The queue stretched from the entrance of the room to outside the building, as everyone was so eager to get their hands on the Christmassy goods.
Recent reports suggested the United Kingdom was one of the most generous countries in the world. In a list compiled by World Giving Index, it discovered that in spite of the current economical state, the UK is the 5th most charitable country, helping support different people for many different reasons. The United States came out top as the most charitable country.
I went to the Salvation Army to deliver the hamper and cheque and met Major McBride who told me about the work that they do. When he saw that we had raised £874 he was thrilled to see such great support from the Anglian staff. Everyone who is involved with the charity will benefit from this generous donation and hopefully have a better Christmas because of it. This year the Salvation Army will have a group of elderly people come in for Christmas day.