'Cakes and casual’ boost for arthritis charity

The staff at Acorn Stairlifts’ West Yorkshire head offices raised almost £600 in a single day for national charity Arthritis Care.

The money was raised through a ‘dress down day’, in which staff paid £2 to come to work in their casual clothes and sales from a mobile cake trolley, piled high with delicious home-made cakes. The treats proved popular as they were wheeled around Acorn’s head offices at Steeton’s Millennium Business Park.

The fundraiser was part of Arthritis Care Week 2017, a national campaign running from May 8th to 14th to highlight the extent of the condition, which affects around 10 million people in the UK alone. This year’s campaign, using the slogan Wake up to Arthritis”, also revealed the hidden impact of arthritis on mental wellbeing, calling on government and health services to take positive steps to alleviate it.

Acorn Stairlifts has worked closely with Arthritis Care to ensure its British-built stairlifts closely meet the needs of people living with the condition. Arthritis, in its various forms, is the number one reason why people invest in an Acorn stairlift to improve their quality of life according to the company.

Daily blogs on Acorn’s website were also devoted to different aspects of arthritis throughout Arthritis Care Week.

Gareth Deegan, Acorn Stairlifts’ Assistant National Sales Manager, said: "The services provided by Arthritis Care are invaluable to anyone living with arthritis and the daily challenges it brings. We are proud to work alongside this great charity and to support Arthritis Care Week 2017.”

For more information on Arthritis Care, visit the website HERE

To find out more about Acorn, visit the website HERE