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Gibsons to donate £50,000 to UK charities

The British family-owned, independent jigsaw and games company, Gibsons, is to donate £50,000 to a string of UK and international charities as part of the firm’s wider corporate social responsibility initiatives, with money going to the Alzheimer’s Society, Friends of the Earth, and more.

The donation is being made following a successful year of trading for the firm best known for its popular jigsaw puzzles, who saw sales of which soar by 59 per cent over the course of 2020.

A total of £50,000 will be shared across eight charity organisations representing a variety of causes closely aligned with the company’s own CSR strategy, as well as being close to the hearts of the Gibsons team. Charities set to benefit from the donation include Alzheimer’s Society, Friends of the Earth, Jigsaw4U, Macmillan Cancer Support, Samaritans (Croydon and Sutton branch), Small Steps, The Toy Project, and Young Minds.