At Ellie Ellie, we believe in bringing people together through ALL life's moment, not just the celebrating the successes of life but also supporting through some of the most challenging times life can sometimes bring. This is why we are so proud to be partnered with Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House hospice care charities.
It is important for us to work with these amazing charities in order to give back something to our community. We partnered with these charities as we wanted to build up a strong relationship with a charity that truly represents our brand and be able to donate in many different ways.
We believe St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House both represent the core values of Ellie Ellie and what matters most to not only us, but also our customers:
Family - bringing our close ones together.
Uniqueness - embracing the uniqueness of every individual.
Thoughtful - going out of our way to make WOW moments.
Care - taking care and pride in everything we do.
St Barnabus House are an independent charitable hospice based in Worthing. They offer a care service to adults who have been diagnosed with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses. Their annual care costs are over 5 million each year with less than 25% coming from the government, so they rely heavily on the support of the local community. To read more about what they do click here.
Chestnut Tree House have been running a children's hospice for East & West Sussex since 2003. They provide care for children and young adults who have been diagnosed with progressive life-shortening conditions. At Chestnut Tree House their goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be. To learn more about what they do, click here.
As a company we can help support these charities in many ways, every year We aim to offer support to these charities in many different ways.
Below are a few of the donations in which have raised money for so far:
Donation of 'Prosecco Ho Ho Ho' jumper £2045
Wear it festive day £56
Bag it and give it £325 (based on average raise per bag)
Pancake day £54
Easter egg hunt £25.80
Workshop sale refreshments/donations £72.18
Bag it and give it £200 (based on average raise per bag)
Staff sponsored abseil (well done Holly, Andrew & Lauren) £900
Sponsored India Himalayas trek £2200
Wear it festive day £16.05
What we are doing in 2019 . . .
South Downs Trek
Danielle, Holly, Andrew, Lindsay and Jenna are preparing themselves for the South Downs Trek on Saturday the 28th of Septemeber 2019, where they will be walking 26.2 miles (a whole marathon) in order to raise £1250 for St Barnabus House. You can read more about it here:
After the success of our sample sales in 2018, we are excited to announce the continuation in 2019. Our workshop sales are a chance for our local customers to grab a bargain from our range of discontinued, samples and seconds. Along with a tea or coffee and a piece of cake for a small charity donation. We also offer a personalisation rail where customers can buy personalised items, which we donate to charity. If you are local it would be great to see you there:
2019 workshop sale dates
Sat April 6th 10am - 1pm
Sat 3rd August 10am - 1pm
Sat 2nd Nov 10am - 1pm
Thurs 12th Dec 5 - 8pm
Unit 12 Hazelwood Trading Estate, East Worthing, BN14 8NP. Children welcome. Free Parking
Bag it and give it days
A chance for the team to donate any unwanted clothing or goods. As a company, we will also be donating a range of discontinued, sample and second items, to be sold in local shops.
Wear it festive day
It goes without saying that for the third year we will be celebrating wear it festive day by the team dressing up our Christmas fancy dress.
What we are doing in 2020 . . .Yep we're already planning
Great Wall Of China Challenge
After the success of her sponsored trek in the Himalayas in 2018 Danielle (our founder and MD) is challenging herself to trek the great wall of China in Oct 2020. 5 days of trekking over 36km (and lots and lots of steps). Hoping to raise over £2500 for St Barnabas Hospice.
To read more about the challenge (or maybe take part yourself!) head over St Barnabas for more information: