Firm marks 50 years with 50 good deeds

A Harrogate company has completed a challenge it set itself at the start of 2018 to complete 50 good deeds to mark its 50th year in business.

Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 5:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 6:40 pm
McCarthy's has provided the Candlelighters charity with free storage.

McCarthy’s Removals and Storage, which has self-storage centres in Harrogate, Leeds and Wakefield and offers removals, shredding and archiving services, has now completed 50 acts of kindness involving the local community, charities, customers and employees – but has no plans to call it a day.

Good deeds have ranged from providing free storage space for charities such as Candlelighters, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Meanwood Valley Farm to organising collections for food bank donations, shoeboxes for the homeless and Christmas gifts for children in hospital.

Members of staff have been encouraged to take time to volunteer, with some sleeping rough to raise money for Simon on the Streets, visiting children’s hospitals in fancy dress, or volunteering at Harrogate Homeless Project.

Mike McCarthy, managing director of McCarthy’s, said it had been a fantastic year, adding: “But just because our birthday year is coming to an end, the good deeds are most certainly not. We’ll keep on offering support to charities, community groups and events which need it and will always help if we can.”