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UKCS family fun day and Shine fundraiser – A fantastic post-pandemic reunion

On Saturday 7th August, UK Customs Solutions hosted a family fun day, the first get together for the UKCS family since before the pandemic. It was also the first fundraiser for the newly adopted Shine charity, and the day’s raffle raised a great £1820 to start off UKCS’ support. 

The day was a much-awaited event by all at UKCS after the easing lockdown, giving our people a chance to catch up and celebrate returning to normal after a trying 18 months.

General Manager Ian Barker gave his comments after the day:

“It really was great to get so many of us and our families together, after what have been really challenging ‘COVID-times’, for what turned out to be a truly fantastic UKCS celebration.  Well done to the venue and to all those who helped pull it all together – great job!

We, and my family especially, need to thank ALL OF YOU who bought draw tickets in support of this year’s charity ‘Shine’.  The staff, families, customers, suppliers have raised a massive £1,820 with yesterday’s efforts. An amazing achievement.  And of course, a big, big thank you for all the donations that inspired us to part with our hard-earned cash!”

A big thank you to our raffle donators

UKCS were humbled by the support that they received from businesses when they reached out for raffle prizes at short notice. 

A big thank you to all the following, who donated to our Shine fundraiser:


ARC Managed Print Services

Arpina @ Vogue

Blush Skincare Beauty

Bridgegap Logistics

Copywriter Solutions

DH Freight

Glow Beauty

KDR European

Magnus Group

Phoenix Window Cleaning

PS Human Resources

Temp All Staffing

The Waffle Shack

Yeo Group

Want to be a part of our next Shine fundraiser?

UKCS have pledged to fundraise for the Shine charity until the end of 2022, and welcome your support as we help those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. 

If you would like to know more about how our fundraising will be utilised by the Shine charity, or would like to get involved in our next fundraiser, please contact us.

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