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Cards help people eat

IG Design’s greeting card and crackers sales add up to £100,000 Trussell Trust cheque


Efforts across IG Design Group have seen an amazing £103,000 cheque presented to The Trussell Trust as the greeting card, stationery and wrap giant helps battle hunger and poverty across the UK.

The monies came from donations from sales of the company’s Tom Smith crackers and UK-made greeting cards, with trading division Polaris adding a chunk from the catering crackers sales.

And IG Design was honoured to receive a £3,000 donation from the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association where e-commerce and brand account manager Katie Brickle explained the recognition stems from the Royal Warrant Tom Smith, founded in 1847, has held since 1906.

Above & top: Cards and crackers have totted up an amazing donation from IG Design Group
Above & top: Cards and crackers have totted up an amazing donation from IG Design Group

“This warrant not only signifies the quality and trust in our products,” Katie said, “but also opened the door for us to apply for this charitable donation, further strengthening our community impact.”

This contribution reflects the ethos of Tom Smith, where every purchase of IG Design’s crackers and UK-made cards translates into meaningful support for those in need. To date, the group’s initiatives have raised over £306,000 for the Trussell Trust over the past five years, helping strengthen its crucial work.

The trust plays a pivotal role in providing practical support to people who can’t afford the essentials through a network of over 1,400 food banks centres across the UK, and campaigns for a future where none need to use emergency food aid to get by.

Emily Thomas-Hey, IG Design Group UK md, added: “Our relationship with the Trussell Trust is a cornerstone of our commitment to community support, each Tom Smith product sold not only represents the festive spirit of our brand but also embodies our pledge to make a positive impact.

Above: The Trussell Trust fights hunger in the UK
Above: The Trussell Trust fights hunger in the UK

“Looking to the future, we are excited to continue our support for the Trussell Trust, driven by the sales of our products and the shared commitment of our employees and customers.”

The trust’s senior corporate partnerships manager Gemma Page-Connolly said: “We are so thankful for the support IG Design Group UK provides the Trussell Trust.

“Our partnership has gone from strength to strength over the past five years and, as we continue to see the need for food banks increasing, this longstanding partnership is integral to achieving our vision to end the need for food banks in the UK.”

IG Design Group is making its first appearance at London Stationery Show on Tuesday and Wednesday, 14-15 May, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, exhibiting its range of stationery, cards, wrap, crackers, and creative products on stand M112, and will also be exhibiting at PG Live, which takes place on 4-5 June, again at the BDC.

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