James Kenealey 50 weeks of giving
Morson have marked the third week of our 50 Weeks of Giving campaign by donating £500 to Hamilton Davies' trusts #SaveTheManOnTheBench campaign.
Hamilton Davies trust are an Irlam-based charity. Founded in 2004, they provide charitable sypport to the local communities of Irlam, Cadishead (Salford) and Rixton-with-Glazebrook (Warrington). They support a variety of projects across the area by awarding grants in partnership with Salford City Council and other key stakeholders for the regeneration of the regions. Over the last 15 years, they've provided support in excess of £7million.
The #SaveTheManOnTheBench campaign aims to regenerate a staple local statue of a nameless man who has been part of the Irlam community for over 40 years. Officially called 'At The End of The Day', the statue is known locally as 'The Man on the Bench' and is a full scale replica of a man in a flat cap relaxing on a bench. It was designed and produced by Simon Law, a local school boy who was studying O-Level Art at Irlam High School in 1978.
Unfortunately, the statue has been damaged by vandals and requires repairs, including fixing a broken leg. As well as these repairs, the local community are keen to add a statue of a dog at the mans feet and recast it in bronze. This would requrie a total donation of £17,950.
Our '50 Weeks of Giving' programme has seen us provide an individual donation each week to help worthy causes in the region. Coupled with our core annual charity activity, we aim to raise and donate £500,000 in total as we celebrate our 50th year in business. Our core charity activity will see us work to raise money for the employee-chosen charities in 2019, Motor Neurone Disease Association and ABF The Soldier's Charity. In the last 10 years we've raised over £2million for worthy causes throughout the UK such as the Seashell Trust and Destination Florida.
Further donations to the campaign can be made here.