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Donations to Tibetan earthquake school

Donations to Tibetan earthquake school Like you, we watched in horror, the footage of the earthquakes which occurred in Nepal on 25 April and 12 May. Located thousands of miles away, it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of so much tragedy.  However, our team at Ashby Treats was determined to help.  Inspired by the “Nagajuna School Earthquake Support” fund set up by Rebecca Seddon as an offshoot of The Nagajuna Trust, we’ve launched our own means of raising funds to support this worthwhile cause. The first earthquake hit just outside the area of the Pokhara school, with the second earthquake destabilising the building and its surroundings even further.  Throughout the region itself, there was considerable loss of life and damage.  Thankfully, none of the schoolchildren were badly injured.  However, many of them are sleeping out in the open for safety; with medicine, food and fuel having subsequently soared in price. This appeal is hoping to raise £10,000 to cover the cost of rebuilding the school and providing much needed supplies.  At the time of writing, it has achieved 80% of its target. We’re doing what we can to help and so can you.  For our “Sweetie Bag Challenge”, we will donate 25p from every special sweetie bag bought from our shop, to the appeal. Why not pop down and help us to help the children of...

Retro sweets – a taste of the past

It’s never nice to hear of a traditional sweet maker ending production and we at Ashby Treats were particularly dismayed to learn that Edinburgh Rock makers Ross’s of Edinburgh were closing the doors on its wonderful 135 year history as there was no-one in the family to take over the business. Mr Ross, the MD, has taken an offer on the factory and we wish him well on his retirement.  It’s no surprise that the firm’s outstanding stock has been snapped up by sweet shops around the country and we have our fingers crossed that the business may be taken over, so production can continue. We agree with the quote that Mr Ross gave in an interview with The Scotsman.  He said: “Traditional sweets and sweet shops are making a bit of a comeback.  People are looking for the sorts of specialised products you don’t find in supermarkets or chain stores”. In addition to adults looking to enjoy a bit of nostalgia with sweets from their childhood, we often come across people trying to find sweets of the past for their parents.  This is a lovely way of triggering memories, indulging in storytelling and bridging gaps between the ages. To honour this theme of nostalgia, we’ve launched a brand new range of vintage-style sweet tins which can be filled with all sorts of goodies from the shop.  Whether it’s a gift for an older loved one or simply a lovely treat for yourself, our tins also make gorgeous display items, long after their yummy contents have gone…. Nostalgia Chocolates of Distinction Round Tin £4.50   Nostalgia Chocolate Tin £4.50   Nostalgia Biscuit Tin £6.50   Nostalgia Gramophone Tin £10.50      ...

Ashby Treats – making brands memorable

Ashby Treats has worked hard to build a great reputation for creativity and flexibility, when it comes to developing unusual corporate gifts.  Our clients span a large number of industries and we work in partnership with each and every one to devise bespoke, often fully branded gifts which help to meet corporate objectives.   Some of the biggest names use Ashby Treats to fulfil part of their overall marketing strategy.  We’re proud to count Sky, Rolls-Royce, NHS, Pets At Home, Nottingham Trent University and Specsavers as our clients, so why not contact us to find out how we can make your brand memorable?  Below, we’ve listed just a small selection of creative ideas that we’ve put together for our clients:   BMW car retailer – gives our gift boxes to its clients who purchase new cars, as well as handing out pick & mix bags to children in-store.   Trent & Dove Housing Association – we craft table centrepieces and favours for its annual awards evening.   Radisson Blu hotel – for pubs and hotels, we provide branded party bags, table favours and our ever-popular candy buffets.  Goodie bags for the children often contain a puzzle book, packet of crayons and a chocolate novelty, to keep them occupied.   Haines Watts accountants – Haines Watts provides a discussion point when it gives out our Tuck Shop Boxes by way of thanks for referrals, and to new clients.  Chocolate coins of course act as quirky, memorable and inexpensive gifts for finance companies.   Remember that old fashioned jars of colourful sweets can also help to create a more colourful display at exhibitions and events.   Ashby Treats can provide any kind of confectionery gift, packaged in full company branding.  ...

Ashby Treats says “be good to yourself in 2015”!

December 2014 has to have been without doubt, one of the busiest months ever for Ashby Treats.  We’re still seeing people come into the shop to say they saw our Advent Box on “This Morning”.  In addition, we were delighted to hear that our website had won a national award, and we will give you more details when they appear online.  Both of these events are testament to the hard work put in by our fantastic team over the last 12 months.   You might think that with Christmas over, we’d have time to take a breather, but you’d be wrong!  Before the festive season had even ended, we were planning delicious new gifts to introduce for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even Easter!  All the products in our new ranges need to be ready to be photographed next month, so it’s all hands on deck once more.   Have you made and broken your New Year’s Resolution yet?  Perhaps the reason why they’re so hard to keep is that inevitably, they tend to involve changing your lifestyle or depriving yourself of something.  So why not make a resolution that you can keep, and promise to be kinder to yourself in 2015?  To help you along, we’ve a whole host of new goodies ready to be unveiled, as well as a new range of coffee beans for those of you who love your coffee fix, so get ready to treat yourself!   Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and indulgent 2015, from the Ashby Treats...