Comms-care’s year of charity finishes with a (festive fun-filled) bang!by Comms-care
December 21, 2017
This year we had a very important goal: as part of Comms-care’s 15th birthday celebrations we wanted to commit to the best year of charity ever. We kicked things off in March with Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day; in June we supported ‘Wear It. Beat It.’ for the British Heart Foundation; and who could forget the Macmillan Coffee Morning in September when we hosted ‘The Great Comms-care Cake Off’? To round things off last week we supported our fourth charity event of the year - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children – a fantastic cause that is committed to saving children’s lives and building better futures for them.
For December’s charity day the brief was simple; employees were asked to come dressed in their best Christmas jumper for a minimum donation of £2. Arriving at HQ on Friday morning there was a certain brightness to the office that we don’t usually see on an ordinary day of ‘business casual’ attire. Looking around, we had everything from the very traditional vintage ‘80s Christmas movie’ style jumpers right through to a fully-lit all-singing all-dancing creation that literally required a small electrical circuit to work!
A charity day wouldn’t be a charity day at Comms-care without a little healthy competition so we were on the lookout for the best Christmas jumper - one that really did push that sparkly, twinkling, jingle-bell-singing boat out! However, the effort was so fantastic across the board it was impossible to pick just one winner. Mrs Clause, an elf and a Christmas cracker all truly channelled the festive spirit from head to toe and all bagged a prize for best festive dress!
A lot of fun is always had during charity days making them undeniably great for staff morale but the real importance lies in the amount of money we can raise for charity. Christmas Jumper Day raised over £150, bringing our annual charity total to over £500! This outstanding amount raised is a true reflection of our brilliant team who are always willing to get involved (which usually means doing something silly) and dig deep to raise funds for a good cause.
A huge thank you goes out to all those who dusted off their festive knits last week, and to all those who have created lavish costumes, sung karaoke, baked delicious cakes, entered quizzes and generally got involved and donated their pennies throughout the year for the selected charities Comms-care has supported. We hope our 15th birthday year has set a precedent for what we can achieve and demonstrates our desire as an organisation to give something back to the community!