LauraLynn are a well known charity within Ireland. For those that are less familiar with the name – they are Ireland’s ONLY children’s hospice and are dedicated to ensuring that all children with life-limiting conditions can make the most of every moment they have with their families.
We knew when we started our business in the Winter of 2015 that we wanted to be associated with a charity. Greeting cards and charities make a good partnership, although we tend to see such associations mainly with Christmas Cards and not other types of greeting cards.
In February of 2016, a member of The LauraLynn team was in touch with us concerning our services as they needed some of the children’s artwork designed as cards. We had a chat with the team member who gave us a good insight into all the brilliant work they do with the children and their families. From that point on we knew there was a great ‘fit’ between our niche product and the work of LauraLynn.
Gerard Haughey was delighted to represent all of Cedar Tree’s customers in presenting Claire Shiels of LauraLynn with a cheque for €2,075.00
We visited the corporate fundraising team and our formal relationship which sees a €5.00 donation being made with every order of cards, was established in April 2016. It was clear from the very start that our customers loved this association. It has become an important element of our overall product and service.
We made our first donation to LauraLynn in January 2017 which represents orders for the period April to December 2016. As a new business and the fact the association is only 9 months in place we were thrilled to be able to donate over 2,000 euros.
We hope very much to grow this amount year on year with the continuing support of our brilliant customers.
For more information on LauraLynn, please visit: https://lauralynn.ie/