A Northumberland business has decided to help a local charity this Christmas by opting not to send out Christmas cards or gifts to their clients and contacts.
Planning expert, Tony Carter from new Morpeth-based planning consultancy, Carter-Smith thought long and hard about the effect on the environment of sending cards and reflecting on the fact that spending his Christmas budget on good causes would be a better thing to do.
Instead of selecting a charity himself, Tony has left the choice to social media where he has asked the general public to nominate their favourite good cause. The response was terrific with more than 50 nominations. To ensure fairness, each nomination was put into a hat and the draw was filmed in its entirety and will be shown on social media.
The winning charity was Mortal Fools Youth Theatre from Prudhoe, a theatre, drama and creative learning charity. They have now been presented with £500 from Tony which will be put to good use.
Tony said; "We know each and every one of our clients will understand why we have done this and I’ll be looking at doing something similar whenever I can. I’m grateful for all the online nominations and pleased that we’ve been able to make a real difference this Christmas.
Carter Smith offers a one-stop shop for all aspects of planning, including complex local development plan requirements, planning applications and appeals.
"We know each and every one of our clients will understand why we have done this and Ill be looking at doing something similar whenever I can. Im grateful for all the online nominations and pleased "
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