Our Caring Culture

Caring … builds connections and brings people together around a common purpose or goal. 

Caring is what we do. 

It’s in our lifework – our industry is here to care and serve others.

It’s in our team – who care and look out for each other.

It’s in our communities and forms our charity ethos.

When we show caring, it cements our culture. 

And when we have a purpose, it connects us, and strengthens our care values.

We believe in helping others and in doing the right thing.

It’s what we do. 

Here’s how we’re helping a charity who means a lot to us.

Caring is … sharing good times

For over three years we have supported Scottish registered charity When You Wish Upon A Star. The charity helps to bring smiles to children aged 4-16 years who live with a life-threatening illness by giving them memories to treasure.

We have climbed mountains, ran marathons, trekked the Arctic, cycled, baked cakes, ran a fashion show and walked over broken glass to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star. And we’ve donated over £30k so far, which has helped grant Wishes for children and their families. Every year we hold a Disney-themed Afternoon Tea at our Busby Hotel, where Wish children and their families from all over Scotland come and visit us for a special day.

We’ve seen the great work of the charity, including their Winter Wish, where they charter a flight, taking around 40 excited Wish children who meet the charity’s criteria, and their families to meet the ‘real’ Santa at his home in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.

Caring is … sharing bad times

“You’ve got a friend in me. You got troubles and I got ’em, too. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you. We stick together, we can see it through ’cause you’ve got a friend in me.”

Buzz and Woody from Toy Story got it right … 

Caring means being there for others when they need some support.

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting all industries, including the charity sector. What it means for When You Wish Upon A Star is that all their Wish granting is on hold and they have lost valuable funds due to the cancellation of many fundraising events, including their own 30th birthday celebrations.

Caring is … Togetherness

Our team wanted to help, and to ensure the charity can continue to keep granting children’s wishes. 

And our virtual Lapland expedition was born … 

From our head office in Howwood, Johnstone to Santa’s home in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, the distance is approximately 4350km, and crosses 11 countries. 

From Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June, our team of nearly 80, will be completing their own personal challenge, either by walking, running or cycling, socially distanced around their homes. 

We’ve already smashed our target. We’re so grateful for all those kind and thoughtful donations from our families, friends, customers, suppliers and supporters. It means a lot. 

The funds raised will go towards many magical Wishes including a visit to Santa – where each seat on the plane costs £450.

Caring is … celebrating Our Team 

Our team have got on board the virtual Lapland express and even though we’re socially distanced, we’re together as One Team. 

We’ve connected, because we care.

And we’ve got a purpose. To complete our own personal challenges, to raise as much money as we can, to ensure that Wish children and their families keep making those precious memories. 

We believe together we are stronger, and together, we can achieve great things.

We’ll be sharing our story and our results, and as we ‘trek’ across the country to Santa’s homeland – we’ll leave you with some wisdom to take us all to Infinity and Beyond …

The important thing is that we stick together! Buzz Lightyear

Stay safe, be kind to each other, and keep connected.

For more information and to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/team/manorviewlapland