We are reflecting on a year packed with regular and one-off fundraising activities and donation drives.
We are proud to have filled our workplace LOROS donation station ten times over this year, providing clothing and other items for the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice charity.
On International Day of Charity this September, we announced Midlands-wide charity The Air Ambulance Service as our new Charity of the Year, following two years of support for local charity, Hope Against Cancer. The announcement was celebrated with a cake and bake sale to get our support for Air Ambulance off the ground.
Shortly afterwards, our staff pushed the baking boat out with an office cake sale in aid of Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2019, with all funds raised going towards helping Macmillan provide physical, financial and emotional support for those living with cancer.
Our next charity drive saw us feeling flush for wear it pink day 2019, as our staff swapped suits and ties for a range of pink clothing and accessories in order to raise awareness of, and funds for, Breast Cancer Now’s ongoing research into the disease.
Finally, we finished off the year in style by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December, in aid of Save the Children.
Our Marketing Manager, Nicola Cooper, says: “We as a company feel strongly about doing our bit to promote and support charitable causes, both locally and nationally.
“2019 has been a particularly active year in this respect, with the whole team keen to take part and raise as much as possible for a range of charities. We look forward to an even more successful year of fundraising and awareness-raising in 2020.”
LOROS Hospice cares for over 2,500 adults each year, providing free, high-quality care and support to terminally ill patients, as well as their families and carers. To find out more, go to www.loros.co.uk.
The Air Ambulance Service operates two ambulances – Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance – and runs entirely on donations, receiving no government funding. For further information, please visit theairambulanceservice.org.uk.
Since 2002, Hope Against Cancer has supported cutting-edge cancer research across Leicestershire and Rutland. To read more, go to www.hopeagainstcancer.org.uk.
First held nationwide in 1991, the Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest and most high-profile fundraising event, as well as the longest-running annual charity fundraising event in the UK. For more information about the charity and its work, visit www.macmillan.org.uk.
Since its first event in 2002, Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraising event is one of the biggest in the country, with £33m raised to date for lifesaving breast cancer research. The charity focuses on ways to prevent breast cancer, how to detect the disease earlier and how best to treat it at each stage. To find out more, go to www.wearitpink.org/about.
Save the Children is a UK charity that works for children’s rights and child protection, and against child poverty. To learn more, please visit www.savethechildren.org.uk.
For further information about our firm, please call our Leicester branch on 0116 254 9262 or our Loughborough branch on 01509 263500.