Tue 28 Jun 2016
Over £3000 donated to Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People in Loughborough
Last year was filled with great success for our 10 offices as we celebrated our 175th anniversary and completed an entire year of fundraising for our nominated charities St Giles Hospice and Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
After choosing the two local hospices as our Charities of the Year, members of staff from our 10 regional offices across the Midlands pulled together to raise as much money as possible from various activities – which ended up reaching into the thousands!
Over the course of the year the team’s efforts raised more than £7,700, with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Rainbows in Loughborough.
Elaine Chamberlain, Practice Manager at John German formed part of the fundraising team. She says: “To commemorate the company’s 175th birthday we decided to take on this challenge, and while we’ve done charity work in the past with coffee mornings and smaller events, we’ve never done anything on this scale before.
“We nominated Rainbows as one of our charities as it’s close to our offices, and we feel it’s important to support local organisations.
“From various events throughout the year our team raised £6,330 while an additional £1,420 was donated to our Virgin Money Giving page.”
The money Rainbows has received from John German will go towards the care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
“This has been a great way to promote and celebrate our special anniversary while also supporting a good cause. It’s been hard work at times and a lot of effort has gone into it, but we all got involved and really enjoyed it.
“It’s wonderful to get involved with the local community as our staff are very knowledgeable of their regions and interact a lot with local people and businesses, so it’s lovely to give something back. It’s been a very rewarding year.”
Kate Golding, Corporate Partnership Manager at Rainbows, said: “We would like to thank John German Estate Agents for all of the hard work they have put in over the year, their fundraising has been amazing. Without the support of companies like this, we simply wouldn’t be able to open our doors and provide the invaluable service that we do for our children, young people and their families.”
For more information about Rainbows please call 01509 638 000 or visit the Rainbows website.
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