Christmas can be difficult.

It’s that time of year again when we look forward to meeting with family and friends, and appreciating our health and happiness. This year, because of the continuing pandemic, it might look a little different, but for many it will be the same, if not worse than usual.

For some, Christmas can be a very difficult time of year. I think of those people that are homeless, or are suffering from loneliness, poverty, long term illness or the loss of a loved one.

Ubi isn’t a big business – there are just 11 of us – but we feel strongly that it’s important to help our community where we can, and we have been doing so every year since we started trading over a decade ago.  We like to focus on small, local charities and community projects, and we sometimes mix this with national causes that we relate to. Our contributions are not big enough to change lives, but we hope they make some difference.

Ubi gives to local charities

This year we are very pleased to have continued to help a fantastic small charity called Jay’s Aim who provide free defibrillators together with educational training and screening for heart conditions. Their website tells you more and we are going to continue our support with them throughout 2022.

We have also just delivered a car boot full of supplies to the Exeter Food Bank who do an amazing job helping to feed people in the Exeter area. This has become a Christmas regular for us and we will continue to support them every year.

And we are very proud of four members of the Ubi team who grew truly remarkable, and somewhat dodgy moustaches as part of Movember 2021, raising over £600 for this ground-breaking men’s’ charity. If you feel like adding to our sponsorship, or would just like to have a look at the moustaches, then please follow this link.

Our main sponsorship this year is in Crediton where we are contributing towards buying a motorised wheelchair for 11-year-old Imogen Leyman who has Cerebral Palsy. The wheelchair costs £16,000 and will enable Imogen to visit beaches, go out in the countryside, and help the entire family to enjoy a more expansive life. We hope that our help will make a difference. Please follow this page to find out more about Imogen and her wheelchair.

I want to thank all the team at Ubi who fully support our work with these charities. 

As I said earlier it’s the time of year that is important to everyone at Ubi.

Happy Christmas to you all.


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