News archive | Day of action raises over £1800 for children’s charity
Community Day  Dec 2012

Day of action raises over £1800 for children’s charity

GENEROUS housing association staff have been spreading Christmas cheer to raise £1,843.27p for charity.

Stafford and Rural Homes staff took part in a Community Initiative Day to raise money for the Donna Louise Trust, which supports children with shortened life expectancy.

During the day staff got stuck in to activities including a raffle, cake sales, car washing and a present wrapping service to help the fundraising efforts.

 A team of staff also visited customers at SARH’s Independent Living Schemes and gave out toys at a local children’s hospital dressed as Santa and his elves.

 “We are committed to giving something back to the local community wherever we can and this couldn’t be reflected better than in the fantastic efforts our staff have made during the Community Initiative Day,” said SARH Chief Executive Karen Armitage.

SARH’S head of customer services Craig Taylor also completed a 10-kilometre run every day for 30 days – covering 186 miles or more than seven marathons.

 “The theme of SARH’s AGM this year was ‘Making a Difference’ and this was my contribution to trying to make a difference for our charity of the year, which does amazing things for children every day. As Christmas approaches, this is even more important,” said Craig.

“I went to school with Donna so the challenge also had extra personal significance for me too.  This extra motivation certainly helped me to beat the pain barrier and keep going.”

 SARH has raised £2,389.27p for the Donna Louise Trust in 2011.

 “I’d like to thank all SARH staff for the time and generosity that was given to this day. It was great to see everyone joining in with the activities and most importantly getting together as an organisation having fun and raising money at the same time for a very worthy cause,” said Emma Young, SARH’s HR Business Partner, who helped to organise the event.

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