Hillarys Blinds has been well known throughout the UK for over 40 years for their made-to-measure blinds and other window coverings. Did you also know that hillarys blinds doesn’t only give your home a new look, but also gives back to the community? For one Red Nose day, £212, or $318 as of this writing, of each order was donated. Red Nose Day is a telethon to benefit Comic Relief, a charity created by comedians to aid famine relief in Ethiopia. Children in Need and Cancer Research is another recipient of corporate and employee generosity. Book sales, charity football games and raffles generated over £2200.
Another £18,000 was generated in a Charity Duck Race. How does one race ducks? Over 8,000 yellow rubber duckies sailed down the River Trent in Nottingham during the Riverside Festival. Entrants paid £2 to enter a duck, and the individual who picked the lucky duck who crossed the finish line first won a cruise. Certainly, much of the raise is sheer chance, but it sounds like a lot more fun than purchasing a ticket and comparing your numbers against those that the announcer called.
Next time you are shopping for window coverings and are interested in patronizing a company that gives back, waddle on over to Hillarys.