Saint Michael’s hopes for sterling fundraising success
Saint Michael’s is asking workers across the Harrogate district to take a one pound coin to work with them next week and help make a real difference to the lives of local families.
Businesses taking part in the Bring a Pound to Work campaign will encourage their employees to donate £1 each to the charity during the week of Monday 8 to Friday 12 October.
The fundraising drive aims to raise more than £3,500 to support local people living with terminal illness and bereavement.
Amongst the local companies already signed up to take part in the new fundraising drive is Harrogate Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.
Tom Greaves, commercial manager at the Hornbeam Park based gym, said:
“We’re delighted to be taking part in this fundraiser. We’ll be asking our staff to bring a pound to work, but we’ll also be asking our members to bring a pond to their work-out.
“Saint Michael’s is a charity close to the hearts of many of our staff and members and this is an easy way for us to show our support”.
Tony Collins, chief executive of the charity that cares for more than 2,400 local people each year, said:
“All our services are offered free of charge to our patients and their families and that is only possible thanks to the generosity of our local communities. Every donation, no matter the size, helps us to continue to provide these vital services. By taking part in this new fundraising campaign you and your workmates can make a real difference to the life of a family near you for less than the price of a cup of coffee.”
The campaign, which forms part of National Hospice Awareness week, serves as a culmination of Saint Michael’s 25th anniversary year.
Companies wanting to take part in the campaign should call Saint Michael’s on (01423) 879 687 or email email@example.com.