St Helena is inviting local businesses and community groups to get creative this Christmas and do a dress down day with a difference! This December the charity would like people to dress up in their most Christmassy attire and donate to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement.
Sarah Wilson, Corporate Fundraising Manager said “Some may just opt for a Christmas jumper which is great but we love a bit of festive cheer and we would like to challenge businesses and community groups to get as artistic as possible.
“This is a great way to bring colleagues together over what can be a busy season for some industries. Businesses and groups can ask members to donate as much or as little as they wish and St Helena will provide a collection bucket to collect the much needed funds.”
Nantmor Blinds are very pleased to be involved with St Helena, by sponsoring their Kickstart Christmas campaign this year.
Director of Nantmor Blinds, Terry Feek said “For some years now the extent of our donations to St Helena has been limited to having a collection box in our Clacton showroom, and heavily discounting any blinds that we’ve installed into their premises. Whilst we’ve been moderately successful with our showroom box, I think in one 3 year period we’d raised over £1,100.00, we did feel that more could be done. My personal experience with the work St Helena does in our community is that this is an absolutely invaluable service and, given the now competitive nature of charity fundraising, it was time we did more. We’re gearing up our social media and digital presence and, especially given that we’re now entering an exciting period of growth for our company, we felt it appropriate to support this most worthy charity”.
Terry added – “I was also taken aback by our staff’s enthusiasm for supporting St Helena – we’re already talking about supporting the various fundraising events through the year and planning on engaging with our staff on these as team building exercises”.
To get involved in Kickstart Christmas, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on 01206 931 468.