EHL staff based at City Gate House, Leicester raised over £325 for a variety of charities including Genetic Disorder UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, LOROS, Breast Cancer Now and Children in Need by taking part in national charity campaigns proving that the small things can make a big difference.
On Friday 21st September, the Leicester team wore an item of denim for #JeansforGenesDay which is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK and most of the team opted for the classic jeans and some were brave enough to own the double denim look.
Donations were made to the charity, which will make a big difference to the lives of children and families living with genetic disorders. Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.
A week later the Leicester team took part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and hosted their own coffee morning. Staff either baked it or faked it and everyone enjoyed buying cakes and treats. Freshly baked homemade scones made by a member of staff from the IT department were in high demand and proved to be the most popular choice!
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. One in two people will face cancer, and the money raised at the EHL Coffee Morning will help support everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
On Friday 12th October, staff wore an item of yellow for #YellowDay and donated money to local charity LOROS. The vision of yellow brightened up the office however, one conveyancer outshone everyone by wearing a Pikachu onesie all day!
LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers.
Breast Cancer Now’s national #WearItPink day took place on Friday 29th October and you guessed it the team swapped their work attire for pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Now and the money raised will help to make life-saving research happen.
Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.
The EHL team took part in BBC Children in Need 2018 by wearing yellow or spots whilst donating money to the charity.
BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity and their vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure. The charity provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. Children in Need is local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
Proving that small donations add up to an impressive amount, the EHL team is incredibly proud to have raised over £325 to support these charities. There is a positive attitude in the workplace and a great level of enthusiasm to support inspiring charities.
In addition to this, EHL Group has donated almost £7000 to its chosen charity of the year, Leicester Charity Link, a registered charity which works throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire to help improve the lives of local people facing hardship.
EHL Group will continue to take part in fundraising activities, which not only bring the team together, but make a difference to important causes that affect people’s lives.
Look out for the next article about the latest activities the team have been getting involved in!