Let the store wars commence!

13 November 2018
Image of Amey and Scope personnel wearing Halloween costumes.

A team of six from our Birmingham Highways team took over the running of a Scope charity shop for the day as part of our ongoing support for the charity.

This is the beginning of a series of “Store Wars” events which will hopefully see Amey teams across the UK taking over the running of the charity’s shops for a day with the team who shows the biggest increase in revenue being named Amey/Scope Store Wars champions.

The team, led by Chrissy Russon, worked with the manager of the Acocks Green shop near Birmingham to make their takeover day extra special and as it coincided with Halloween the team took the opportunity to get in the spirit by donning fancy dress. Chrissy commented: “As soon as I heard about this opportunity I wanted to take part. Scope is such a fantastic charity and it was great to support them in this unique way. The whole team had such an exciting and fulfilling day – I would recommend it to anyone.”

In the lead-up to the day the team collected 34 full bags of clothes from colleagues to donate to the charity and organised several activities including a Bake-Off Challenge to round off a week of fundraising. On the day, as well as the fancy dress theme, the team re-imagined the shops displays, had a Halloween flavoured lucky dip and took to the streets of Acocks Green to entice shoppers into the store.

Scope Store Manager Christopher Black said: “The Amey team were fantastic – they created a real buzz about the day and this meant we were certainly much busier than normal. I am very grateful for Amey’s support and look forward to hearing about other Store Wars events across out stores.”

Katy Miller, Scope’s Partnerships Director, said: “I want to personally thank all the Amey teams taking part in the Scope Shop Challenge. Support from companies like Amey is vital to achieving our mission of Everyday Equality for disabled people. We look forward to seeing more activities in the future.”

David Fawcett, Amey’s Social Value Manager added: “I visited the shop on the day and was blown away by the enthusiasm and hard work of our team. They really engaged with people in the local community as well as the shop’s regular volunteers. Community Days are a great opportunity to support charities and community groups in your local area but are also great fun and extremely rewarding.”


If your team would like to take part in a Scope store wars takeover in your local area, please contact David Fawcett on david.fawcett@amey.co.uk