A range of events, activities and challenges have been planned by property specialist Leaders in support of Children’s Hospice Week later this month.
Employees at Leaders will bake, walk, cycle, dress up, hold raffles and much more in an effort to raise as much money and awareness as possible for their charity partner Together for Short Lives and their local children’s hospices.
Allison Thompson, managing director at Leaders, says: “Children’s Hospice Week is the UK’s only awareness and fundraising week for children with life-shortening conditions, their families and the services that support them. The theme this year is ‘Turn up the Volume’ and we are proud to be shouting our support from the rooftops for this extremely worthy cause.
“Each of our branches across the country has been paired with its local children’s hospice so the money we raise locally goes towards supporting local children and their families. This is our third year partnering with Together for Short Lives and our staff are as enthusiastic as ever about doing what they can to raise funds and awareness during Children’s Hospice Week.”
Some of the events confirmed by Leaders branches ahead of Children’s Hospice Week, which runs from 22nd to 28th May, include sponsored walks, runs and cycles; a wine and cheese evening; raffles and tombolas; competitions, dressing up and even a sponsored leg wax! There will also be the opportunity to donate a day’s rent for landlords who wish to support the cause.
Nick Appleby, head of corporate partnerships at Together for Short Lives, says: “Children’s Hospice Week is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the number and needs of children with life-limiting conditions and to celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on. We are thrilled to have the support of Leaders once again this year, and we are very excited to see the wonderful variety of fundraising activities their employees and branches undertake in support of the week.“
Leaders first named Together for Short Lives as its Charity of the Year in 2015. Since then the company has raised over £95,000 and is aiming to raise another £50,000 this year.