Category: News

Date posted: November 11, 2015

Author: Paddy Halfhide

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Haslams are proud to support Launchpad

We now have a Launchpad Tree on display at the Haslams office at 159 Friar Street.

To support this wonderful charity, simply pop in and collect a Launchpad Tree label – you can choose to buy for a male or female recipient and the label will tell you their age – then simply purchase a suitable Xmas gift to treat someone to a little luxury over the festive period.

With every gift you purchase over £10 you will also receive a FREE ticket* to the Carols by Candlelight concert taking place on Thursday 10th December. If you donate a gift worth £25 or more, you will receive a FREE Family ticket* to the concert. Please note there are a limited number of FREE tickets subject to availability and a minimum gift value of £10

We do hope you are able to support this amazing charity, and spread a little Christmas spirit…

How to donate.

  • Pick up a label from the Haslams office – you can choose a male of female recipient
  • Purchase a suitable little luxury gift, perhaps some chocolates, or a little treat (no alcohol or anything sharp please)
  • Return the gift UNWRAPPED to Haslams
  • Collect your FREE Concert ticket(s)

Launchpad Events

The Launchpad annual Christmas carol service is only four weeks away. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Reading Minster, it’s an atmospheric way to start the Christmas season.

This year Launchpad’s Patrons Sir John Madejski and Lord and Lady Carnarvon are attending the service. Please join them too.

Last year Launchpad raised over £3,500 and all proceeds from the night go directly to Launchpad, allowing them to continue their crucial work in Reading.

This year there will be special guest readers, music from Reading Bach Choir and the winners of the Launchpad School Choir Competition.

You can view the photos from last year’s event here: Carols by Candlelight 2014 photos

The service is on Thursday 10 December 2015. Tickets can be purchased online or you can ring 0118 929 1146 and collect them on the night.

• Individual tickets £10
• Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children under 16 £25

Purchase your Carols by Candlelight tickets online here

If you would like to make a donation to Launchpad

*By Cheque *- Made payable to Launchpad Reading

By Text – Text LPAD24 £10 to 70070 to donate to Launchpad Reading
(the following values can be text donated £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10)

*Online * –

There will also be a collection box at the Haslams Office with Gift Aid envelopes which can increase donations by 25%

Find out more…

For further information, visit the Launchpad Reading website

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