1,000 gifted to charity’s Christmas jumper apprentice appeal

Some of our staff turned their hands to knitwear retail in support of a charity’s Christmas Jumper event, based on TV show The Apprentice.

Louise Rice, Hannah Powe and Nicola Cooper of Newby Castleman
selling Christmas Jumpers at the Highcross Shopping Centre
to raise money for Hope Against Cancer.

Four employees tried to sell as many specially designed light blue Christmas jumpers as possible to shoppers at The Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester on Friday December 14th, which was Christmas Jumper Day.

The event, which is in support of Hope Against Cancer, saw nine teams from local companies, including The Leicester Riders, Eileen Richards Recruitment, Cross Productions, The Property Fox, and 360 Autoleasing, compete to sell the most jumpers over six days in December.

The teams sold jumpers at the Highcross Shopping Centre throughout December. The overall winning team will be announced in January.

The Newby Castleman team managed to raise £400 in just a few hours, selling 20 jumpers. The firm also donated an additional £1000 towards helping the charity continue its vital cancer research and supporting clinical trials at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Nicola Cooper, Marketing Manager for Newby Castleman, who took part in the event, said, “Several of us got involved in the challenge to sell as many Christmas jumpers as possible, and we really enjoyed putting our sales skills to the test. It was a good bit of festive fun, and we're very proud of the money we managed to raise through this Apprentice-style event.”

Tracey Hallam, Corporate and Events Fundraiser at Hope Against Cancer, said, “We're very grateful to Newby Castleman and to all the teams taking part, who through their efforts are raising thousands of pounds to help improve the lives of cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland, while also having a little competitive festive fun.”

Each adult jumper costs £20, with child size jumpers costing £15. To buy a jumper online, visit: www.morethanjustagift.co.uk/search?type=product&q=Christmas+Jumpers