For the last 12 months we have dedicated our fundraising efforts and support to Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices – The charity provides expert hospice care for life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families. The care provided costs £8.5million per year, with only nine per cent of income funded by the government and statutory sources. There are lots of working Mums here at Reality HR and so this children’s charity has been particularly close to our hearts and everyone has enjoyed raising as much money as possible.
Alongside supporting a number of fundraising events such as a quiz night, organised by Naomi House & Jacksplace, we have also organised a range of different events to help raise vital funds.
The team have given a tremendous effort to support such a worthy cause – they braved the winter weather at a bucket collection outside a London Irish Rugby Match at the Madejski Stadium, held a fashion evening where the team brought in their unused clothes and accessories to sell to other members, planned a Children’s raffle and tombola and took part in a World Cup sweepstake.
We have ended our fundraising efforts for the year by purchasing the Charities Christmas cards and hosting a Christmas raffle supported by our partners and friends. The number one prize was an overnight stay for 2 adults at the ever popular Chewton Glen and added a great boost to the Fundraising total.
We would also like to say thank you to all the clients who have completed our client survey this year – for every completed survey we made a donation to the Charity.
Julie Smith, who has headed up the organisation of the fundraising activities this year commented: “It’s been a successful year of fundraising and we have all thoroughly enjoyed raising money to help such a worthy cause.”
We have proudly raised in excess of £3,000 for Naomi House and Jacksplace throughout 2018.