Havens Hospices is relying on the good will of Essex businesses this Christmas to help raise money for the seriously ill children and adults it cares for.
On Thursday 5th December, Havens Hospices begins two weeks of festive fundraising with businesses and companies from across Essex. In 2018, corporate supporters helped to raise just over £20,000 during the charity’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ challenge, but the charity is hoping to exceed that this year.
Jo Keen from Southend’s branch of Wilkins Kennedy Accountants said, “We are pleased to continue to support the 12 Days of Christmas with our own office events such as Christmas jumper day, a raffle and our own deliver to your desk specially created hot chocolate drinks with all the trimmings. Create your own festive atmosphere within your office whilst raising much needed funds for Havens Hospices”.
Havens Hospices Corporate Fundraiser, Rachel Hawksworth said, “12 Days of Christmas was such a successful fundraiser last year that we couldn’t wait to do it again. From mince pie bake offs, Christmas jumper days, Santa car washes, or donations in place of Christmas cards and more, we’re really looking forward to two weeks packed full of festive fundraising.”
Raising money for Havens Hospices’ 12 Days of Christmas’ can take place on any day between Thursday 5th and Friday 20th December, or with a fundraising activity for each day.
Rachel added, “A bit of fundraising, especially in the lead up to Christmas, is fantastic for engaging and motivating staff in a fun way. The adults, young people and children we care for at Havens Hospices have an illness which could shorten their life so it’s important that we make Christmas time as special for them as we possibly can, but we can’t do it alone. I hope lots of businesses across Essex will help us to be there for those who need us most this Christmas.”
Havens Hospices cares for children, young people and adults at the end of their lives. The hospice care the charity provides can only exist because of the support and generosity of the community.