This year the Stockport Business Awards, organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, have partnered with charity, Signpost Stockport for Careers, to fund-raise on the evening of the awards. There were over 30 charity applications this year but Signpost Stockport for Carers blew the judges away with their entry.
One in six Stockport residents care, unpaid, for a loved one that could not manage without their support. That’s more than 32,000 people – colleagues, neighbours, friends and relatives – juggling a very physically demanding and emotional role alongside all of their other commitments.
Signpost Stockport for Carers believes that being a carer should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life, regardless of the carer’s age. Some are just six years old. They offer a range of services and events that are designed to give carers the support that they need to continue with their caring role.
This year the Stockport Business Awards is looking to raise £5000 to support the charity, which is equivalent to over 250 hours of respite for a carers. Signpost are asking everyone to be generous on the evening and donate just £20, there will be envelopes on the tables to make a donation. Everyone who donates will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of over 25 prizes up for grabs, these include hampers, champagne, vouchers, signed merchandise, nights away, dining experiences, and football packages.
The Stockport business community has been more than generous once again, and organisers Clarke Nicklin would like to say a huge thank you to those business that have donated a prize this year, they are Wheatley Plastics, Woodbank Office Solutions, Rowlinson Knitwear, Dawn Creative, Gorvins Solicitors, Essential Personnel, Allied Bakeries, Michelle Hay Health & Safety, SAS Daniels, NK Theatre, Holiday Inn Express, APEM, Tramp Hair Boutique, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Glossop Cartons, Spring and Company, Lime Lounge, Almond Family Pubs, Bombay to Mumbai, Life Leisure, Stockport County FC, Marketing Stockport, Agapanthus Interiors, SmartWorks, Minuteman Press, Stockport Homes, Creative Apparel, and F1rst Recruitment.