Standing outside the house at 8pm last night I was really moved by the amount of clapping I could hear coming from all around me. Earlier that day I had had a chat with a customer about creating a couple of Thank You keyring and it was so nice to know they were going to such amazing people, a nurse and a pharmacist.
It got me thinking, is there anything we can do at SWL HQ to help? Mr SwL has recently started a new job working for Sainsbury’s as a delivery driver, he was self-employed previously and the company he subcontracted for was running out of work. We were in a position where we needed extra income and this job seemed perfect. He started just before the Corona Virus hit the UK and it feels like a little miracle. If he had still been self-employed, we’d be in a very different situation.
Everyday Mr SwL is going out and delivering food and essentials to those who are self-isolating, vulnerable and making sure they comply with lock-down procedures. I am so immensely proud of him and his colleagues for keeping everyone stocked up and every day risking catching the virus.
Mr SwL’s sister, my amazing sister-in-law, is a nurse and one of my best friends works at a very busy GP surgery. It all hits home when people closest to you are putting their health at risk every day to help other people. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for looking after us during this difficult time.
So how could we give something back?
Well that was the easiest part, give people a free Thank You when they place an order! The tricky part was getting it to work on the website 😉
But we’ve managed it and so from today until the end of July whenever you place an order, we will automatically send you a free Thank You keyring. You can order anything you want from the site to qualify. You can choose to either keep the keyring as a thank you from us. Or you can gift the keyring to a friend or loved on that you think deserves it.
We will choose the font at random and include a random coloured tassel, we’ll pop it in a little organza bag with one of our business cards ready for you to (from a safe distance) give to a friend.
Of course if you don’t want the free gift then you can just remove it from your basket by clicking the little cross next to it, it may throw up a little error message but it won’t come through on your order.
Don’t forget, you can also make a donation to our charity fund when you check out. These is a donation option on our basket page, and you can add as little or as much as you wish to our pot. This money is then split equally between our 4 chosen charities at the end of the year. You can read more about that here.
Most of all at this time we want you to stay safe, please don’t go out unless absolutely necessary and make sure you are continuing to wash your hands regularly. We will get through this and this time next year we will be reminiscing about the time we all had to stay indoors!
During our Birthday Sale we have had to set a Minimum Order Value of £6 to qualify for the free Thank You Keyring.