Countryside’s Christmas jumper day raises £910 for local charities

Countryside’s Christmas jumper day raises £910 for local charities

19-12-2018
At Countryside, we have been raising money for local charities by holding a series of Christmas jumper days across our offices. Countryside staff came into work in their favourite winter knits and donated a small sum for the privilege.
At Countryside, we have been raising money for local charities by holding a series of Christmas jumper days across our offices. Countryside staff came into work in their favourite winter knits and donated a small sum for the privilege.

Thanks to this festive campaign, we’ve collected a grand total of £910, which will be donated to charitable organisations across the UK.

Some of these funds will be given to Kids Inspire, a charitable organisation that helps disadvantaged young people recover from trauma and overcome mental health issues by providing therapy sessions, coaching, mentoring and group activities. Many of the children the charity cares for have been victims of sexual abuse or have suffered significant loss, meaning they are particularly vulnerable.

The remaining donations will go to charities and organisations including Addenbrookes Children’s Charitable Trust, KSSAA, Headway, Acton Homeless Concern, JUMP Children’s Charity, Compton Care, and Brain Tumour Charity. All these organisations play important roles in supporting the communities in which Countryside operates.

In addition to the Christmas jumper days, the East Midlands office held its own event as part of the Jolly Jumper Day campaign organised by LOROS, a charity supporting people living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. Dressed in their jolly jumpers, the team held a festive bake sale, which raised a total of £284.79 to be donated to LOROS. Since 90 pence of every pound LOROS receives goes towards patient care, this donation will make a real difference to the comfort of people suffering from long-term sickness this Christmas.

At Countryside, it is our commitment to give something back to the people and communities in which we work by providing practical support, as well as through donations that enable our charity partners to support their long-term programmes.