Since July 2014, and following a visit to Candlelighters, owners of Detectamet, Sean Smith and Angela Mousson, were determined to make a difference to our work.

Detectamet, are a worldwide company, based near York, who manufacture detectable food safety, office, sanitary and hygiene supplies. They asked wedding guests to donate to us instead of giving presents and the company also donate a percentage of their sales of some products.

The Sarda family enjoy the Manchester Utd hospitality
The Sarda family enjoy the Manchester Utd hospitality

Sean and Angela’s most interesting donation is a very special experience they have given to some of our families. During the football season the company entertain customers by offering corporate hospitality at Manchester United games at Old Trafford. Sometimes the 4 tickets are donated to our families!

Their experience includes a car parking space, one of the families commented that their small, family car looked funny next to the Bentleys and Porsches, dinner before the game, great seats to watch the game from and refreshments at half time and at the end of the game.
Sean said, “This way of supporting Candlelighters gives everyone at Detectamet a huge sense of satisfaction and we are delighted that all the families have enjoyed the experience”.

Ajay Sarda, who went with his wife, Aman, and two daughters, Diya and Gia said, “We all had a great time and everyone at Old Trafford couldn’t have been more helpful and now my wife is a converted football fan”.

Corporate Fundraiser for Candlelighters, Brain Curran added “It’s so great to see a company who can offer real quality experiences for our families. Time away as a unit is so important and this opportunity was a special one! We really appreciate the ongoing passion from Detectamet for our cause and look forward to continuing the partnership long into the future.”

From all at Candlelighters, a big thank you to the Detectamet team, we can’t say it enough!