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Encore Personnel raises £18,000 for children's charities

A Spalding recruitment agency has raised £18,000 for three children’s charities.

Each year, staff from Encore Personnel, on New Road, nominate charities to support which are often influenced by causes close to their hearts. Last year, the team chose three vital children’s charities - The Sick Children’s Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent (Cancer Charity for Children and Young People).

A year of fundraising has seen Encore staff climb, cycle and bake their way to raise the funds. During the summer, employees raised £9,000 taking on the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, while others held 'dress down' days, cake sales and sporting sweepstakes.

The monies raised will now be shared amongst the three charities, helping to support children and young people in different ways – The Sick Children’s Trust provides free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation supporting families with seriously ill children hospital, keeping them just minutes from their sick child’s hospital bedside. Cardiac Risk in the Young work to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) and CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

Charlotte Webster of The Sick Children's Trust, Encore's Chris Hockey and Claire Herrick of CLIC Sargent).
Charlotte Webster of The Sick Children's Trust, Encore's Chris Hockey and Claire Herrick of CLIC Sargent).

Director Chris Hockey said: “From fancy dress to reaching new heights, our staff have been dedicated and determined over the past 12 months to raise a substantial sum of money for these three vital charities.

“We saw more staff than ever before get involved and we also had a selected charity champion in charge of organising exciting regional events. It is brilliant to see that all their hard work paid off.”

Claire Herrick, fundraising manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “We are so appreciative of the support from the whole team at Encore Personnel. Their fundraising will make a massive difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families. We know that cancer costs - hospital parking, food, and additional travel soon adds up. £6,000 could pay for CLIC Sargent grants for over 35 families to help stop cancer costs spiralling.”

Charlotte Webster, corporate partnerships manager at The Sick Children’s Trust added: “It costs The Sick Children’s Trust £30 to provide a family with warm, comfortable family accommodation for one night in a ‘Homes from Home’.

"The amount raised by Encore Personnel will provide more than 200 nights of accommodation and with the average stay at one of our houses being 12 nights, Encore’s fundraising efforts will have an impact on around 17 families with seriously ill children in hospital.”

Chris added: “At Encore, we understand the importance of corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community and charities that make a significant difference to people’s lives.

“As part of this, we have always encouraged staff to put forward charities that have impacted them or a family or friend. It creates a fantastic team spirit as our staff come together with a common goal to raise as much money as possible. I can’t wait to see Encore raise even more money next year.”


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