Here at Totties we are passionately dedicated to supporting our local community and we demonstrate that commitment in a multitude of ways.
One of the most simplistic but important ways we do this is to be a place where friends and families can meet and enjoy shared experiences which will enrich their lives for years to come. Buying a gift which will be planted in the garden to grow and flourish or enjoying a meal together while reminiscing about the past or planning for the future.
We also champion community in more tangible ways such as hosting charity events.
Each year we choose a designated charity, as well as supporting the schools and villages local to Totties.
We also choose a Christmas charity… we donate and join forces with Scholes Methodist Church singing at our Christmas lunches in December. Totties staff and customers join together with them to do their bit to support the chosen campaign at Christmas. We have jointly supported Vasculitis UK, which was close to our hearts as we lost a special colleague to the condition. Action for Children, Forget me not Children’s Hospice, Alzheimers Society and The Roy Castle Lung Foundation, Dementia UK and The Welcome Centre.
We have hosted SRAPtastic workshops run by fairandfunky (Holmfirth) which were are very well received with regular attendees, making a model and for the children to understand more about recycling and how they can take little steps to change the world.
We also regularly collect and donate to Kirkwood Hospice, RSPB, McMillian Cancer, Marie Curie and Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraisers.
Our commitment to educating and developing children is proven in our continued support of local school; Wooldale, Kirkroyds, Hade Edge and Scholes Junior and Infants, we’ve donated seeds to the Green Teams to use in their vegetable garden and offered expert advice on the best growing techniques. This has allowed the youngsters to learn about the process of seed to plate for a large variety of plants, fruits and vegetables. They have also incorporated the experience into Science, Maths, English and Art lessons.
We like to think we make a positive impact on our community and mutually reap the rewards.