Each year our firm nominates a charity of the year and this year we have chosen Ruksak45218.

Ruksak are based in Trowbridge and provide essentials of bedding, clothing, toiletries, footwear, school stationery and other items to young persons living in Wiltshire.

They take their name from a derivative of the word rucksack and the numbers 45218 represent for five-to-eighteen-year olds. They are passionate about letting children and teenagers concentrate on their education, free from the concerns and distractions over a lack of essential items that many of us take for granted.

Ruksak’s website outlines all the items they accept donations of. The list is varied and includes things such as haircuts, exam revision guides, interview clothes and the cost of outdoor activities, all of which help young persons achieve their potential. We’re very pleased to be able to support a small local charity doing such important work.