Charity Quiz Night Raises £1140

Charity Quiz 2019

Glasswells Charity Quiz Night Raises £1,140 for the My WiSH Charity.

 

Twenty-one teams, made up by members of staff at Glasswells, plus doctors and nurses from West Suffolk Hospital, met in the in-store Place to Eat restaurant in Bury St Edmunds to battle it out for the coveted title of Quiz Team Champions 2019. Now in its thirteenth year, the annual quiz has raised thousands of pounds for many different local and national charities, with this year’s funds being donated to the My WiSH charity, to provide festive decorations for the children’s Rainbow Ward.

The competition was fierce, with the doctor’s team, ‘’Rainbow Blood Pressure’, just pipping the others to the post. “The annual quiz night has become an important and much anticipated event in Glasswells calendar,” explained Paul Glasswell, Managing Director. “We are over the moon to have raised such a significant sum of money, which will certainly help to brighten up the Rainbow ward for the children and their families over the Christmas period. I cannot thank our staff enough for their continued enthusiasm and generosity.”

Amy Hatch, My WiSH Charity fundraising officer, said: “We are so grateful to Glasswells for raising such an incredible amount of money to support our wonderful Rainbow children’s ward. It really is very festive now, thanks to everyone’s support.

“Having spoken to some patients and their families this week, I can hand on heart say that it really is making an impact to how our younger patients are feeling on the ward, and helping them to feel a little bit more at home while in our care.

“Nobody wants to spend the festive period in hospital, but thanks to Glasswells and our other supporters and fundraisers, hopefully our young patients will still have a magical experience, even though they’re feeling poorly.”


£250 Voucher Winner

Linda S SUMMER SALE 19

Congratulations to Linda from Bury St Edmunds, who has won herself a £250 Glasswells gift card!

We ran a competition over the Summer and out of the thousands of entries, Linda was the lucky winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition, and make sure to keep your eyes on our social pages for the next exciting competition!

Check out our Autumn brochure for huge savings across all our departments.


Char Broil Barbecue Winner

Congratulations to Mr Blackman, the lucky winner of our BBQ raffle!

We managed to raise over £400 through this raffle, all of which goes to The Accumulator Challenge and St Nicholas Hospice.

 

Glasswells are excited to be taking part in the Accumulator Challenge again this year, and we hope to raise as much money for St Nicholas Hospice as we can!

This year we have many different activities happening, including a bowling night, Krispy Creme doughnut sale, ‘guess the weight’ competition, and a raffle to win an extra day of holiday!

 

The Accumulator Challenge takes place every Summer, and all the proceeds go to St Nicholas Hospice. At the beginning of the challenge each business is given a £50 note, and has to make as much money as possible from it. This year, more than 40 local businesses are taking part in this charity event, including the Arc Shopping Centre, Starbucks, Green Duck, Audi and HMP Highpoint.

Since 2010, more than £360,000 has been raised for this worthy cause, who help provide help and advice to people living with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning At Glasswells

The staff at our Haverhill store will be hosting another coffee morning this year, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Drop in and treat yourself to a cuppa and a homemade cake, and have a go at our 'Guess The Name Of The Bunny' competition or tombola.

With all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support, there's no reason not to!


Flooring One Axminster Carpets Incentive Winner - Glasswells

Axminster Carpets Award

Glasswells are proud to be the winners of the Axminster Carpets award for achieving the highest year on year percentage sales increase out of all the companies they deal with. Below is Carpet & Flooring Manager Andrew Boreham, receiving the award – a £250 Hotel Du Vin voucher – presented by Nick Duffell from Axminster.

We are very pleased that the efforts of our sales people have paid off, and hope to continue this trend next year!

Flooring One Axminster Carpets Incentive Winner - Glasswells


bury tennis tournament 2019

92nd Annual Bury & West Suffolk Tennis Tournament

The 92nd Bury and West Suffolk Tennis Tournament, sponsored by Glasswells, was held at Culford School last week. The competition is run completely by volunteers.

It is a grade 4 ranking tournament is open to anyone with an LTA rating, which can be applied for and is free if you belong to an affiliated club. They are currently celebrating their 92nd year of inspiring young players to excel at a sport they love.

The facilities at Culford School are excellent, and they boast 4 indoor and 7 outdoor hard courts.

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It is organised by Susan Glasswell, who has been the Chairman for 16 years.

We have around 186 players, playing in 365 matches. The standard has been strong, with children from as young as 8, through to men’s and ladies competitions.

We are lucky enough to be able to use the wonderful facilities at Culford School, with indoor and outdoor courts.

I have a strong Committee of hardworking volunteers, who like me, have been involved with tennis over the years and enjoy giving something back to the sport in the community.”

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bury tennis tournament

Glasswells are proud to sponsor such an inclusive & fun tournament, and look forward to doing so again next year.


storage 20th anniversary 2019

Glasswells Storage & Distribution Service Celebrates 20 Years

In 1946 the first Glasswells furniture shop was opened in Bury St Edmunds. We expanded rapidly across the county and, in 1958, built our first warehouse to take care of our home removals, distribution and storage needs. 40 years later, in 1999, we had outgrown the original site and took the decision to invest in a new larger, purpose-built warehouse on Kempson Way. The extra space gained created a new opportunity for Glasswells, and they began to let it out as third party storage for businesses; a division that has grown from strength to strength over the last twenty years. Further investment was made in 2015, with the addition of an extension and new mezzanine Archive facility, which increased the warehouse to a massive 80,000 sq. ft. and offered its customers even more flexibility.

Paul Glasswell explained “Whilst we needed somewhere bigger to store our own stock and customer orders, we took the decision to build a warehouse that was much larger than our own needs so that we could rent some of this extra space out to third parties. We were already experts at handling and distributing goods across the country, so it seemed an obvious next step to take. It is an affordable option for businesses with restricted space at their own premises or complicated distribution channels. Our brilliant team provide a bespoke service, working with our clients as though they were a part of their business.”

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Today, Glasswells Commercial Storage service offers a full range of storage options, fulfilment and distribution solutions, just a stone’s throw from the A14 corridor and 40 minutes from the Port of Felixstowe. The latest racking systems and specialist fork lift trucks means that Glasswells can store virtually any size or shape of goods, from palletised products, to container freight or even bulky, hard-to-handle items. Whether you wish to manage the movement of goods yourself, or use the dedicated team at Glasswells to control and label stock, or pick, pack and distribute your products, no job is too big or small. With over 70 years’ experience of carefully handling valuable and personal possessions, your goods couldn’t be in safer hands.

For more information visit www.glasswellsstorage.co.uk, or call us on 01284 748500.


Bury In Bloom

Glasswells are very pleased to have been awarded a Bury In Bloom Certificate Of Merit for the second year in a row.

The Bury In Bloom team have been scouring all the properties & businesses in Bury St Edmunds to find the best gardens, pots and hanging baskets in the town! Everything visible from the footpath is eligible to win. The certificates are awarded to properties that display an attractive use of plants that help to enhance the look and feel of the neighbourhood.

Thank you to Bury In Bloom for recognising our efforts. We are pleased to be able to do our bit to make our town beautiful, and hope to continue the trend next year!

 


Accumulator Challenge 2019

Glasswells are excited to be taking part in the Accumulator Challenge again this year, and we hope to raise as much money for St Nicholas Hospice as we can!

This year we have many different activities happening, including a bowling night, Krispy Creme doughnut sale, 'guess the weight' competition, and a raffle to win an extra day of holiday!

 

The Accumulator Challenge takes place every Summer, and all the proceeds go to St Nicholas Hospice. At the beginning of the challenge each business is given a £50 note, and has to make as much money as possible from it. This year, more than 40 local businesses are taking part in this charity event, including the Arc Shopping Centre, Starbucks, Green Duck, Audi and HMP Highpoint.

Since 2010, more than £360,000 has been raised for this worthy cause, who help provide help and advice to people living with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.


Garden Furniture Winner

Congratulations to the lucky winner, Ray from Bury St Edmunds, who has been chosen out of all the entries, to win the Eden Table & Chair set worth £400 in our latest giveaway in the Bury & West Suffolk Magazine in May.

Available to buy online here or in store, the Eden garden furniture set is the perfect blend of aluminium, wood & textilene, combined to create a truly stunning and contemporary dining set for your outdoor space.

Designed to stand the test of time, it requires minimal maintenance and will keep looking its best for years to come.

We are frequently running competitions on our social media pages.

Make sure to keep checking our Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram accounts for details on upcoming & current competitions.

What would you like to have as our next competition prize? Send us a message on any of our social media accounts with your suggestions!