1st December

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Hello December! Today marks the first day of the countdown to Christmas and we can’t wait to begin the festivities here at Alexander Hancock HQ! We will be bringing our very own Advent Calendar Christmas Cracker countdown full of laughs, brainteasers, blogs and of course, a tad of our recruitment expertise with key tips to help with securing your perfect job and starting afresh in the New Year.

We’re also really excited to be partaking in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 15th and will be extending an invitation to all candidates to come in to our office rocking their Christmas knits, the more garish, the better! Our directors will be donating £2.50 per person to the cause and we shall also provide some mince pies! More details on that to come.

They’ll also be much more in store and maybe some surprises so keep your eyes peeled on our Social Media pages and we’ve also added some Christmassy touches to our website…

We would like leave you with picture of our beautifully adorned Christmas tree as we start the festive season in style!


Christmas Jumper Week for Save the Children

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

So December 15th is Christmas Jumper Day for the Save the Children so we decided, here at Alexander Hancock, to invest in suitable attire and raise money for this amazing charity that works tirelessly to take children, both here in the UK and overseas, out of poverty.

Our staff will be dressed as Santa and his elves and we are looking to donate £2:50 to every candidate, new or existing, who comes into our offices resplendent in their own Christmas Jumpers during the week of Monday 11th to 15th December.

Some come on in, the wackier and the more outlandish the better and support this fabulous charity.. We will provide mince pies ,  help you find your new role for 2018 and raise some money.. what more could one ask for at Christmas?


Remembrance Sunday

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Lest We Forget.

Poppies have adorned most people’s jackets over the past few weeks in the run up to Sunday’s Remembrance Day. But what exactly are we remembering? The fallen soldiers in WWI and WWII? Absolutely. They are the men and women who laid down their lives to protect and secure our futures, our democracy and for which we are all eternally grateful. The world may be a bit messy at the moment but it would have been a damn sight worse if Great Britain had lost those wars.

But we should also remember all those who have laid down their lives since then, and thank those who protect us still. Our current Armed Forces, who operate all over the world, protecting our interests and the lands and the people of other countries. They never question the politics involved. They never ask why? And they never say “no, sorry that is not my job”. These men and women put on their uniforms, wear the British flag on their jackets with pride and sit on the front line with honour, to keep our country and our people safe.

So not only Lest We Forget but also a Thank You for what we take for granted; democracy and the right to live in safety under their protection.


Girl Power at Alexander Hancock!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

 

As you are no doubt aware, the ladies at Alexander Hancock have had a busy year willingly facing various punishing challenges, all in aid of raising money for charities close to their hearts.

In June, Liz Hancock took part in the Summer Mighty Hike in the Lake District as part of a collective. Battling on in the blazing sunshine through rugged terrain for 25 miles! We are extremely proud to say that the total raised all together by Liz and many other brave participants, was a mind blowing £475,000 for McMillan Cancer Support.

Anneliese Alexander took to the dancefloor for a Strictly Dancing Challenge in October. This was in aid of preserving the future of the Maccabi Community Sports Centre and collectively raised £12,500, which is certain to make a huge difference.

Natalie Alexander bravely undertook the CEO Sleepout during Hurricane Ophelia and we are delighted to say, managed to raise £3,700 to help the homeless, who are particularly vulnerable now that the cold weather has set in. Earlier in the year, she also took part in a Greek walking venture across Santorini to raise money for Jewish Women’s Aid. Natalie amongst other participants, collectively raised £46,000!

Please join us in wishing these fantastic ladies a huge congratulations! We are tremendously proud of their achievements and we would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody that has contributed. You can expect more endeavours to ensue into the New Year…

x

 


Strictly Dancing with Anneliese

Friday, October 13th, 2017

 

We have an eventful week ahead next week at Alexander Hancock! Alongside Natalie’s CEO sleep out event, Our dancing queen Anneliese will be adorning herself in sparkles and slipping into her dancing shoes to raise money for Maccabi Community and Sports Club on Thursday 19th October.

Maccabi Community and Sports Club has been on its present site since 2006 and in just 11 years it has become a vital community building, catering for young and old alike, for the wider community. Offering sporting and cultural facilities, it is essential to secure its future for all our children and grandchildren.

In order to help with their fundraising, 9 non-dancing competitors have been paired up with professional dancers and undertaken lots of training culminating in very sore feet and their very own Strictly evening on Thursday 19th October, at The Dancehouse, Manchester.

Competitors will be competing for 2 titles, The Judges Glitterball and The Audience Vote.

There will a lot of glitter. There will be a lot of sequins. There is also likely to be a lot of fake tan and a lot of fake eyelashes. But only on the girls (we think, but you never know….).

We’re hoping that there’ll be a lot of good dancing as well! We’re sure there will be.

Good Luck Anneliese! Remember, arms up, shoulders down, head high. Oh and try to remember your steps!

No Seveeeeens here, its a 10 from us!


A message from Natalie

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia is going to be hitting Britain on MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER SLEEP OUT NIGHT.. Winds up to 70mph , heavy downpours, worst of which hitting the NORTH WEST.. That is me getting wet, soaked, frozen and blown off my little legs and at the moment I only have one good one due to broken foot! Feel for me people, donate to me people!! AND more importantly think of all those who have to sleep out every single night irrespective of the weather! Please give for them if not out of sympathy for me as I have a warm bed to go home to at the end!

Natalie x

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-shalom2


Natalie’s Charity Sleepout 16th October 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The night is almost upon us! Our very own Natalie Alexander will be taking to the chilly October outdoors donning her woollies and sleeping bag throughout the night for the CEO Sleep-out event on Monday 16th October. The event is to raise money for the homeless and vulnerable people in a number of different regions, including Manchester.

This is a cause she is truly passionate about and although this is just one evening, this is what an overwhelming number of people have to endure on a daily basis, often in unsafe and dangerous environments, putting their health and lives at risk.

There is still time to donate using the link below, you can also see Natalie’s own thoughts on the build up to the event. Any amount would make a huge difference and would be hugely appreciated by so many.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-shalom2 

Natalie has already raised over a staggering £2,500 thanks the generosity of all who have contributed so far and we would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

I’m sure you will join us in supporting Natalie’s bravery. We are all very proud (especially as you only have the one working foot at the moment!) and we’re all rooting for you!

Love from all of us at Alexander Hancock x

 

 

 


CEO Sleepout: Less than 2 weeks to go!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

To all those who have already given, thank you so so much.. I really appreciate it and you genuinely will make a difference with your donation I promise you that.. it will get to those people we want to help

 

I just thought I would email you all with an update on the SleepOut and tell you a little about just of the Charities we are raising money for..

 

Mash.Org is a charity that assists the most vulnerable women in society; those who work as prostitutes. These are mainly women who have absolutely no other option but to sell themselves on our streets of Manchester.. they literally have no other means of living.

 

Mash.org has a drop in centre and more recently a mobile van/unit that goes into the areas where these women are working; these women who have literally nowhere else to go or have no confidence in the official organisations that exist. Many are from the Eastern Block, who speak little or no English, and were brought here under the impression they would be given jobs.. THE most vulnerable in our society.

 

They offer free condoms, clean needle exchanges and a safe space for women to come and talk through their issues, their mobile unit is on the streets 4 nights a week offering help.. on one night alone last week, they helped a woman who had been attacked, translated a letter for a girl who had been called into hospital for Cancer Treatment and who couldn’t read/understand the letter, helped 3 homeless ladies and 3 who wanted help in getting help with their drug addiction.

 

CEOSleepout helped fund the purchase of that van last year with a similar event, and it takes £15k a year to run the unit that includes all the petrol, running costs, the volunteers expenses, the translator and all the free necessities they hand out.. there is no profit made.. the Manchester CEOSleepOut will help Manchester people, Manchester’s homeless, vulnerable and needy.

 

So I am asking, to those who have not yet given but would like to, please do not put it off until later, please please give to my Justgiving Page today..any amount would be wonderful, thank you so much

 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-shalom2


CEO SLEEPOUT

Monday, August 21st, 2017

As you are no doubt aware, for a few years now here at Alexander Hancock, rather than buying our clients gifts, we have been donating that money to provide Christmas Lunch for the homeless and we have been truly amazed at the positive response from you all with regards to this gesture.

This year though, I am looking to go one step further and I am taking part in an event called “CEO Sleepout” which is a charity that looks to raise money for homeless people in a number of different regions including Manchester.

I am sure we all very much aware as to how many more people are sleeping on our streets today, and quite honestly in the 21st Century this is actually a disgrace.

So I am taking my sleeping bag, a woolly hat and my gloves and sleeping outside, at Lancashire Cricket Club, on Monday October 16th from 8pm until 6am.

Not the streets of Manchester I grant you, and certainly not the same harsh and unsafe conditions the most homeless people suffer but it will go some way to understand exactly what the most vulnerable in our society go through night after night.

To this end, I am asking you to sponsor me; any amount would make a huge difference and I would be unbelievably grateful.

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-shalom2

Many, many thanks in anticipation,

 

Natalie Alexander and the homeless people of Manchester

 

Additional Links for your information:

www.entirelynorthwest.co.uk/news/charity/manchester/nw-calling-on-ceos-to-swap-suburbia-for-a-sleeping-bag2113

www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2007845-ceos-raise-money-manchesters-homeless

www.gmchamber.co.uk/stories/member-news-calling-on-ceos-to-swop-suburbia-for-a-sleeping-bag


Liz Hancock’s Lake District Mighty Hike

Monday, June 19th, 2017

A massive congratulations to Liz Hancock for completing the Lake District Mighty Hike on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Whilst temperatures soared and the rest of us were enjoying the glorious weekend, Liz was making her way through 25 miles of beautiful scenery with the sun beating down on her.  We are pleased to say that she, along with many other brave fundraisers, completed the long journey.

We are so proud of you for this massive achievement and for raising such a huge amount for this fantastic charity.  Congratulations and well done!

Here is a picture of Liz back at the office proudly showing off her medal.  We wish her just as much luck for the painful 10 metre walk back to her desk.