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A huge thank you from us to The Encore Group who have shown us solid support and generosity. They have adopted us as a charity since 2017 and donated continuously for the last five consecutive years. Their latest donation has come in just before Christmas for £20,000 and we can’t express how much we appreciate their help and dedication in helping to make life better for children with cancer.

A little bit about The Encore Group


The Encore Group (Envelopes and Packaging) Limited is the largest independently owned envelope and packaging manufacturer in the UK with a group turnover of approximately £40m. Originally founded in 1983, The Encore Group formed from the merger of Washington Envelopes and Encore Direct in 2004 to become Encore Envelopes. They expanded in 2015 with a packaging division – Encore Packaging Solutions.

The Group employs approximately 300 staff across three sites in Washington, Dewsbury, and Peterlee. Their board consists of four directors: David Cooper, Managing Director; Gary Joyce, Finance Director; Mark Eyeington, Operations Director and Craig Allen, Sales Director.

The Encore Group and Children's Cancer North holding a cheque for £20,000

Why choose us?


We’re ever so grateful for the fantastic support that The Encore Group have given us over numerous years. Stephanie Rookes, Personal Assistant at The Encore Group explained:

“We have donated to the charity now for five consecutive years. The Group are very proud and passionate about supporting local children and their families, hence the decision to help raise funds for Children’s Cancer North for a number of years…

“It’s rewarding to know our efforts go to such a worthy cause, and the money helps the children and their families directly too.”

How are donations used?


We use the donations, generosity and support given to us to support the journey in which a child with cancer and their family would go through, and we look to help to make it better. Donations also contribute toward vital research via the work at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Centre at Newcastle University. Childhood cancer research is crucial to help save more young lives.

The donation from The Encore Group will help to make a real difference. Thank you once again from the team at Children’s Cancer North!


If you would like to find out more about The Encore Group, you can do so here. Learn more about how your organisation could get involved in supporting Children’s Cancer North

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