NEWS: Win a Friendship Bench for your organisation

Groundwork has launched a unique opportunity that invites organisations to enter a prize draw to win a Friendship Bench for their outside space.

The competition is part of special partnership between Groundwork and book publisher Frances Lincoln – part of the Quarto Group – who is donating 3% of the retail price to the charity from it’s book, ‘Thank You’ to Groundwork. This money will then go towards the creation and installation of Friendship Benches.

A Friendship Bench creates a safe space for children to go to. If they are ever feeling lonely or left out or simply in need of a friend in that moment, they can place themselves on the bench and the others will know they need company and go and chat to them.

In order to be eligible, entrees must be from organisations whose primary focus is working with children under 11 years of age. The prize draw closes on Friday 27 November 2020.

To enter and for a full list of rules, please click on the link below.

I want to win a bench! 

You can also support Groundwork by buying a copy of ‘Thank You’.

I want to buy a book! 

For further information, please contact or call 07793844627.

Groundwork is a charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no one is held back by their background or circumstances. We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health.

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) creates a wide variety of books and intellectual property products, with a mission to inspire life’s experiences. Produced in many formats for adults, children and the whole family, our products are visually appealing, information rich and stimulating. The Group encompasses a diverse portfolio of imprints and businesses that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest. Quarto sells and distributes its products globally in over 50 countries and 40 languages, through a variety of sales channels, partnerships and routes to market. Quarto employs c.330 talented people in the US and the UK. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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