Estate agents doubles fundraising target for
local Children's Hospice services
LOCAL property specialist Leaders will once again support
children's charity 'Together for Short Lives' in 2016 and has doubled its
fundraising target after a successful partnership in 2015.
'Together for Short Lives' supports all 53 Children's Hospice services across the
UK, including Zoe's Place.
Employees of the estate agents raised a total of £45,000 for the charity last
year, comfortably exceeding the company's goal of £25,000. As a result, Leaders
has pledged to raise a further £50,000 over the next 12 months.
Clare Tobin, chief operating officer at Leaders, says:- "Together for
Short Lives is a wonderful cause and we are delighted to be supporting it again
this year. Our staff really got behind the charity last year by running,
cycling, rowing, abseiling, baking, skydiving and much more to raise money and
we are sure they will find even more creative ways to show their support again
Children's Hospice Week, which runs from 23 May to 29 May 2016, will be the
focus of the firm's charitable efforts. All 111 Leaders branches across the
Country will take part in fundraising activities over the course of the week.
Staff are also encouraged to tackle personal challenges at any time throughout
the year to generate funds. 2 employees have already signed up to run in the
London Marathon in April and have each pledged to raise at least £2,500.
Nick Appleby, corporate fundraising manager at 'Together for Short Lives'
"We are thrilled to have Leaders' backing once more in 2016 and we are
sure the enthusiasm and commitment of its employees will make it another
successful year. Children's hospice services rely on the support and fundraising
efforts of companies like Leaders to deliver specialist care to seriously ill
children and their families."
All 1,000 plus Leaders employees have been given permission to take a day off
work in 2016 to volunteer at their local Children's Hospice.