One of the values Paul and I both hold dear is that we give thanks where it’s due, and early on we decided that we wanted to use MOOCH to say thanks to two important groups of people.
First of all – our emergency services. Over the years, we’ve had experiences of the amazing care and support our NHS provides – and we also recognise that the guys there work under the most ridiculous pressures. From the outset we decided that we’d say thanks to all our emergency services by offering 10% discount right across our ranges.
The second group of people we offer discount to are our local councils – both the County and Borough. When we were setting up, we got amazing support from our local council. From the planners right through to the regeneration team – they gave us great advice and helped us through some unchartered territory.
As well as discounts for the people we feel the urge to say a big thank you too, we also picked three main charities to support.
Parkinsons UK – sadly our family has been touched by Parkinsons, and our till collection box goes to the team who work tirelessly to support families with Parkinsons and the research into the disease.
Alzheimers Society – again, sadly our family has experienced just how difficult Dementia can be for . Throughout the year, we make donations to Alzheimers. We also make sure that the whole team exercises extra patience with all our customers, as we know that sometimes shopping is something that can be really stressful for anyone living with dementia.
And finally – local charities. We get enquiries from local charities for raffle prizes and donations almost every day. We allocate items every month to our raffle box and we will always provide a prize where we can*
- Saying thanks makes you feel great … do it lots
*Requests for raffle prizes must be made in person and be supported with evidence of the event taking place. Priority will always be given to charities based in Northampton that are raising funds for children, mental health projects and the elderly.