20th November 2015
Swanstaff Recruitment launched their “socks for the homeless” appeal in October 2015, after promoting this on social media the cause was seen by 10 year old James Long.
James decided to ask his school St Joseph’s Covent Preparatory School in Gravesend to get involved. He designed a “sock drop” box and within a month James and his classmates had collected 216 Pairs of socks. On Friday 20th November the marketing team from Swanstaff, winner of 3 KEiBA awards earlier this year, visited the school to present James with a thankyou gift and to collect the socks. Swanstaff will now add these to their own collection of 620 pairs of socks – taking the total to 836.
The socks will be distributed to the homeless via several charities, including Catching Lives in Medway and the Canterbury Outreach Project.
James said “When I heard about Swan Socks I thought it was a really important cause to help the homeless and make sure they say warm in the winter! I’m so glad my friends all joined in too”
Ellie Lewis, Marketing Manager at Swanstaff said “It was brilliant to meet James today, his passion for the campaign was great to see and we are delighted with the results from his collection – all of the students have done so well and with only 130 pupils they have done amazingly to collect so many pairs”.