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Our Christmas Pledge

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

Colleague Box has pledged its support to two charities.

Safe and Sound Charity that helps victims of child exploitation and their families.
Food 4 Thought Alliance that support people who are experiencing food poverty.

Safe and Sound Charity

Colleague Box has pledged its support to a city charity that helps victims of child exploitation and their families.

Last year Colleague Box raised more than £5,000 for Safe and Sound, which enabled the charity to purchase a much-needed minibus, enabling its youth and support workers to help and protect more children and young people in the community.

Colleague will be once again donating to the Safe and Sound charity from the sales of this year’s Christmas Boxes.

Managing Director Natalie Bamford was also involved in the charity’s Guinness World Record attempt for the largest display of butterfly replicas – part of Safe and Sound’s ongoing Butterfly Appeal. Local people and businesses were invited to purchase professionally-printed butterfly images, which were displayed in the Derbion shopping centre, in Derby.

Pictured left to right; Amanda Strong of Mercia Image Print, Tracy Harrison of Safe and Sound and Natalie Bamford of Colleague Box

Natalie, a former teaching assistant, said: “Safe and Sound do an incredible job of supporting young people and their families in Derby and transforming lives.

“It is a privilege to support their work once again and we hope that we can raise a significant amount of money so that they can continue the good work which they do.”

Safe and Sound CEO Tracy Harrison added: “Colleague Box are amazing supporters of Safe and Sound.

“They helped us to create our own Colleague Box – called the Hope Box – which individuals and companies can sponsor for the children we work with. Each box included positivity cards, a bath bomb, butterfly colouring book, sweet treats, a worry stone and personal message from their case worker.

“We are extremely grateful for their donation pledge again this Christmas and their support will enable us to help even more children, young people and their families across Derby and Derbyshire.”

For more information and to learn how Safe and Sound are transforming young lives visit


Food 4 Thought Alliance

Colleague Box is proud to team up with Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance to provide support for a range of initiatives including Christmas gifts, breakfast club and good eating campaigns.

Support us in our mission to help end poverty by allowing us to provide much-needed support to children across Derbyshire.

Support comes from both our Support a Child Box, as well as contributions directly from the sales of this year’s Christmas Boxes.

Example of one of our Christmas Boxes. See the full collection here.

Support a Child Box

It is estimated that 5,000,000 people lived with food poverty between 2019 and 2020, a shocking number of people in modern-day Britain.

Colleague Box is committed to investing and providing as many meals as possible each week through our charity partners and friends.

For £2.00 you can purchase a Support a Child Box 100% of every sale will go towards this important cause. There are options for a one-off box or a weekly donation.

About Food 4 Thought

The Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance supports people in Derby who are experiencing food poverty, through food provision, signposting, education and advice.

Additional Resources:

Need Support?

If you need assistance call 01332 640000 option 5 – Food 4 Thought can provide you with a range of support including an emergency food package.

Want to donate?

We rely on donations of food and money from businesses and individuals. To donate email:

Interested in volunteering?

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with all kinds of tasks. For more information email:

Please Note:

Gift boxes mentioned in this blog at the time of publishing may not be available at a later date.

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