Last weekend we sent out a couple of emails to those who’ve recently purchased garden furniture from us, asking them to snap a few photos of their new sets in-situ for our Do Some Good campaign. As always, the response has been incredible, and owner Michael Scott was able to make a generous £2,700 donation to the LifeHouse in Southsea… All thanks to the photographs submitted by our customers! This is not a charity we’ve worked with before, but they were brought to Michael’s attention by a member of the Lazy Susan team, and he was only happy to reach out and support them via their Just Giving page.
The Internet has revolutionised the way we shop. As a business, without the internet, Lazy Susan would be a very different animal indeed. The advantages for us are many. We can sell direct to the consumer. We aren’t restricted by location. We can keep our overheads low as we don’t require a network of showrooms. I could go on. However, it is not just us that benefit. There are numerous advantages for you, the consumer. More and more people are opting to shop online over the conventional method of going into stores. And not only that, we are prepared to purchase a broader range of products than ever before.
You might of recently read our blog or social media posts regarding the Greenfingers charity? We’d received a letter of thanks for the furniture we donated to their Turn Old Into Gold auctions. Well, the Lazy Susan team and I were delighted to receive another letter thanking us for our generosity, this time it was from the Retail Director at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Again, they were expressing their gratitude for the garden furniture we recently donated to them to sell on in their stores to raise some much needed funds.
We recently received a lovely letter from the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenfingers Charity, thanking Lazy Susan for our recent support. As well as donating money direct to a number of charities as part of Do Some Good campaign, we’ve also donated garden furniture to various national charities for them to sell in their stores close to Lazy Susan HQ. With Greenfingers, they wanted our garden furniture for their Turn Old Into Gold auctions, and we were more than happy to help. This is a charity doing some truly great things.
We seem to regularly post about our garden benches, chairs, tables and sun loungers. But the Lazy Susan Turntable often gets overlooked. I have to be honest here, even I often forget about them. Sometimes it is difficult to know what to say about them that hasn’t already been said. They’re like our unsung hero though. Sat there quietly on many a large garden table just doing their job. We love them so much we even named the company after these ingenious little revolving turntables. However, they truly are an integral part of our business, always been popular with our customers, and they’ve always sold well. And they continue to do so I may add. Furniture trends come and go, but for over 100 years, the Lazy Susan has retained its appeal. In fact for me, what was created for inside the home, is probably now more popular, and better suited, to the outside of our homes.
This year, the Lazy Susan team are delighted to have teamed up with several new charities as part of our Do Some Good campaign, to help put food and drink on the tables of people in need around the world. One of our chosen charitable organisations this year is the FoodCycle charity right here in the UK. Our Do Some Good campaign continues to pick up pace and we’d like to continue to thank you, our fantastic customers for your support. By sending us some truly amazing photos of our garden furniture in situ, it has enabled us to donate over £5000 so far in 2017 to FoodCycle.
Congratulations to Murray Edmunds, the winner of our March Facebook competition. Murray has chosen the Jasmine weave garden bench in antique bronze (shown below) as his prize. Details of our April prize draw Facebook competition will be coming soon. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is ‘like us’…