26 Jul Leaping into our community
As a successful business, we feel it is important that we support our local communities and have some great colleagues and staff that work locally to our head office, which comes under the Stockport Borough. We have supported many local charities in our time, most recently Mentell, which happened to be our last social event with I Love Bramhall before Covid-19 hit.
This year we felt that as a local business within Stockport we got involved and came together with other neighbouring companies to sponsor the famous Stockport frogs, especially when we found out that each Stockport frog is unique, inspired by local people to represent their area and brought to life by local artists from Arc – Arts for Recovery in the Community – a leading arts and mental health charitable organisation based in Stockport Town Centre.
Jacqui Wood, Artistic Director of Arc said the artists were all delighted to be able to create their own unique designs on the One Stockport frogs:
“Our artists have worked incredibly hard to recreate the designs sent in by people of Stockport; they make each frog individual and very special and we can’t thank everyone enough.”
Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, Councillor David Meller, is rightly proud of all the people of Stockport – artists, residents, businesses and sponsors – who have worked together to bring the 17 One Stockport frogs to ‘life’:
“The last 16 months have been tough for so many of us. The One Stockport campaign has provided a sense of belonging and unity. The 17 ‘One Stockport’ frogs are a great way to celebrate our district centres, local areas and our local businesses – and the aim of the frogs is to get people from the whole of Stockport to sample what’s on offer across the borough. I’ll be doing my best to visit every one of the frogs as well as picking up my map and guide to complete Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art trail in the town centre.”
We couldn’t agree more with this sentiment and we feel that bringing the people of Stockport together at a time that has seen many struggle is something we could not say no to.
This summer sees 21 gigantic frogs and froglets hopping into the town centre, joined by 17 One Stockport froggy friends leaping out across the borough, as the Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail and the frog we have supported along with our friends is Tudor Frog, who has proudly taken residence at Bramhall Hall.
The trail takes place between 24th July to 26th September 2021 and once they have sat patiently on their lily pads, they will be hopping off to auction where all proceeds go to St Ann’s Hospice, a charity close to our hearts, who help people across Greater Manchester affected by life-limiting illnesses, along with supporting their loved ones and carers too.
If you get to visit, please let us know, it is all for a great cause. To find out more about the work of St Ann’s Hospice and to offer a donation, please click here.