Big-hearted staff from HomeServe marked a major fundraising milestone by sharing afternoon tea with a range of charities from across the UK.
The charitable fundraising celebrations formed part of a week-long spotlight on the Walsall-based company’s people and charities from all over the UK were invited to attend the first ever celebration event at HomeServe’s Walsall headquarters and collect the money raised on their behalf.
HomeServe People from all five of the company’s UK office locations – Walsall, Preston, Nottingham, Banbury and London – joined their charitable partners to hand over more than £30,000 they had raised themselves, plus match funding from HomeServe, taking the tally to £68,000.
John Greaves, Brand Director at HomeServe, said: “Supporting our local communities is so important to HomeServe. Our people regularly volunteer and give their time to help causes close to their heart.
“A year ago, we asked departments across the business to choose a charity to put their fundraising efforts behind and the response has been absolutely phenomenal. Our first celebration event was the chance to see first-hand the organisations our people have helped, and it was a really special day.”
The donations will help fund a range of causes, including £4,737 for new personal life safety equipment for a member of the Midlands Air Ambulance crew, more than £10,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s ‘The Star’ Appeal, and a year’s worth of fuel for the Midlands Free Wheelers (worth around £6,000) to enable them to provide emergency blood bikes for the NHS.
The host of other regional charities receiving donations included Acorns Children’s Hospice, Walsall Parkinson Disease Society, Rosie’s Helping Hands, Friends of the Elderly and Sifa Fireside.