Michael invited to the Palace for our charity work

…Well St. James Palace!

We’re very proud of our charity work, as our recent The Lazy Susan Do Some Good Charity Campaign article will testify. As reward for all that effort, our founder and owner, Michael, was invited to a Summer Reception at St. James’s Palace on Monday 19th June. And what a fabulous day he had, the weather paying a big part as we basked in a glorious mini heatwave here in the UK.

The invitation, was extended to Michael from Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, a fabulous charity we’ve been happy to support with our ‘Do Some Good’ customer photo campaigns over the last couple of years.

The charity: water well in Uganda

The charity: water well in Uganda. Photo by Esther Havens.

charity: water has been running for about a decade now. In that time they’ve achieved a staggering 1 million supporters, setup 22,936 water projects, and delivered over 7 million people with clean drinking water in 24 countries.

These are the organisations that really make a difference, and at Lazy Susan, we just try to support them with our charity work as much as we can.

Who are charity: water?

charity: water is a not for profit organisation who’s aim is to bring safe and clean drinking water to people in developing countries.

charity: water prove every project
charity: water track every dollar you raise, and show you the projects that your support has helped fund with photos and GPS.
charity: water are an open book
charity: water have consistently received the highest grades available for accountability and transparency.
100% of the the money raised by charity: water goes to the field
Private donors cover their operating costs, so 100% of your money will fund water projects.

Why do Lazy Susan support charity: water?

Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles just to fetch water for our family to survive. We simply turn on the tap, and out it comes. Clean and safe. Yet there are 663 million people on the planet who don’t have access to clean water.

Sahel Food Crisis

The Sahel Food Crisis was supported by charity: water

That’s a massive number. In fact, it’s twice the number of people who live in the United States. 1 in 10 people in the world don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going a few hours without.

charity: water in Ethiopia

charity: water in Ethiopia

We made a decision at Lazy Susan to try and help. charity: water are not offering grand solutions and billion dollar projects, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. With small donations, they know how to help millions of people.

How can you help the Lazy Susan Do Some Good charity work campaign?

With every set of photos you send to Lazy Susan, together we will help a person in need…

Do Some Good

Here’s how our Do Some Good campaign works:
1. When you purchase any of our garden furniture products
2. Take a photo of your new furniture in situ and email it to us at [email protected]
3. And the Lazy Susan team will make a donation
4. £10 For any set of customer photos of Lazy Susan furniture in your garden
5. £20 …all dressed up and ready for lunch or your evening BBQ
6. It only takes a few minutes to take some photos and do some good…
7. So let’s get snapping! Last year we donated £14,800 to charity: water, through our Do Some Good campaign

It has been great for us and our customers too. Seeing our furniture in gardens and on patios really helps our customers visualize what their potential new purchase will look like in their own surroundings. Whether bathed in sunlight, or lying under a blanket of snow, we’ve worked closely with our customers to collect and showcase over 2000 images of our garden furniture in real homes up and down the UK.

Valeria Patio Furniture Set

Our Valeria patio furniture set looks as pretty as a picture in this photo sent to us by one of our satisfied customers

If you’d like to help us Do Some Good, join our fundraising appeal by sending us a few photos of your Lazy Susan garden furniture in situ. We will donate £10 for each set of photos which we will raise to £20 if you dress the table and go the extra mile. On receipt of your images we will immediately donate the money to one of our chosen charities.

We really do appreciate the efforts made by our customers to share their photos with us and help support our charity work.

View the Lazy Susan Photo Gallery for a little inspiration and please get those cameras and phones out!

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