Over the last 6 months staff at Lakeland have raised enough money to Pay For a Day of Care at Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.
Throughout the summer staff from the Windermere based company have hosted a range of fundraising events to reach their £2,126.46 fundraising total. In late November staff from Lakeland visited the children’s hospice to present the money raised from their fundraising challenge.
The kindness and generosity of the staff at Lakeland helped to raised £2,411.82 to help the care, support and activities provided at the children’s hospice.
Suzanne Allen, People Project Manager at Lakeland, said “Our aim was to raise some money and awareness for Jigsaw after we’d visited a local company, Impact, who were also fundraising. There were guest speakers from Jigsaw who showed us how important fundraisers were to them.
“We thought we’d perhaps raise £200 but one we got going and with fantastic support from everyone at Lakeland we realised that we could possibly raised £2,126.46 to Pay For a Day. I’ve loved being involved in fundraising for Jigsaw, everyone has joined in, not just the Lakeland team but their friends and families and our fabulous customers too.
“We’ve raised funds from big events to small events – bingo to bacon butties, soup days to bake sales, treasure hunts to raffles. Each one adding a bit more money to the Jigsaw pot. We’re really proud of how much we raised and know that this will make a difference to Jigsaw.”
Natalie Bingham Corporate Relationship Co-ordinator at Jigsaw said “We are absolutely blown away by the tremendous amount of money Lakeland have managed to raise in aid of Jigsaw this year. Their original aim was to raise enough money to pay for a day’s care, however they have went above and beyond to smash their target! This is a real credit to the whole team at Lakeland.
“Thank you so much for all of the support you have shown Jigsaw this year, it is hugely appreciated.”
Jigsaw is the children’s hospice for Cumbria. >From Workington to Appleby, Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, Jigsaw provides unique care and support to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses. Jigsaw’s dedicated team of trained and highly skilled nurses, health care assistants and activity co-ordinators provide the individualised, complex nursing and therapeutic support each child and young adult needs.
Pay For a Day allows the local community to pay for the entire running costs of the children’s hospice services for a whole 24 hours. Supporters can choose the day – and choose how to raise or donate the funds needed. Pay For a Day is a unique opportunity for every individual, family, company or organisation in Cumbria to make a real, immediate contribution to the care of the most vulnerable children in Cumbria.
There’s no amount of time needed to raise the £2,126.46 – and equally no limit to the number of days care people can choose to pay for. The Jigsaw fundraising team will provide people with all the support and encouragement they need to make their fundraising enjoyable, successful and rewarding.
To find out how you, your place of work or community group can make a huge difference to lives of Cumbrian children and young adults with life limiting illnesses please visit www.jigsawhospice.org or contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801 or email [email protected]