DERBY business Colleague Box has pledged its support to a city charity which helps victims of child exploitation and their families.

The personalised gift box company set up by Spondon husband-and-wife Adam and Natalie Bamford last year will donate profits from their Christmas range to Safe and Sound. It is the second consecutive year that Colleague Box, based in the Northedge Business Park, Alfreton Road, has supported the charity.

Last year Colleague Box raised more than £5,000 for Safe and Sound, which enabled the charity to purchase a much-needed minibus, enabling its youth and support workers to help and protect more children and young people in the community.

Managing Director Natalie Bamford was also involved in the charity’s Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of butterfly replicas – part of Safe and Sound’s ongoing Butterfly Appeal. Local people and businesses were invited to purchase professionally-printed butterfly images, which were displayed in the Derbion shopping centre, in Derby.

Natalie, a former teaching assistant, said: “Safe and Sound do an incredible job of supporting young people and their families in Derby and transforming lives.

“It is a privilege to support their work once again and we hope that we can raise a significant amount of money so that they can continue the good work which they do.”

Safe and Sound CEO Tracy Harrison added: “Colleague Box are amazing supporters of Safe and Sound.

“They helped us to create our own Colleague Box – called the Hope Box – which individuals and companies can sponsor for the children we work with. Each box included positivity cards, a bath bomb, butterfly colouring book, sweet treats, a worry stone and personal message from their case worker.

“We are extremely grateful for their donation pledge again this Christmas and their support will enable us to help even more children, young people and their families across Derby and Derbyshire.”

Colleague Box launched their Christmas range last month and have already received several orders. Special-edition boxes include a festive party box, luxury hamper and the Cosy Christmas Box; a personalised gift box containing gourmet popcorn, sparkling Prosecco and artisan chocolates. Prices start from £13.99.

Adam Bamford, the company’s CEO, added: “Demand for our Christmas boxes was high last year and we sold out quite early on, so we’re advising customers to get their orders in early and have early bird offers for those who are wanting to get Christmas wrapped up early.”

Colleague Box offer free UK shipping, and personalisation is also included with each gift box.

Each box is ordered online and for bulk purchases, Colleague Box offer a quick turnaround. Packaged using sustainable and recyclable materials, the boxes arrive at the door within a few days.

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