Staff at Leaders estate agents are gearing up to run, cycle, row, walk, bake, dress up and even skydive in support of Children’s Hospice Week, which runs from 11-17th May.
Leaders is aiming to raise as much as possible during Children’s Hospice Week – and throughout 2015 - to support its chosen Charity of the Year, Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
Together for Short Lives helps to ensure that every child and young person unlikely to reach adulthood, and their family get the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it by raising money for the 53 children’s hospice services across the UK. Each Leaders branch has been partnered with its nearest children’s hospice so staff can support seriously ill children and their families locally.
Across the country, Leaders branches will be holding a variety of fundraising events, including cake sales, raffles, street collections, quizzes, children’s colouring-in competitions, a golf competition and much more. Many Leaders staff are looking forward to dressing up as heroes to celebrate the heroes who work in and support children’s hospices and to taking part in their own personal challenges, including long distance bike rides, walks, runs, rowing and skydiving.
Paul Weller, Leaders’ managing director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Together for Short Lives as our charity partner this year. Through them we know that every penny we raise will be put to great use helping children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, and their families, get the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need.
“Our local children’s hospice services are supported by Together for Short Lives so the money raised by each of our branches will directly benefit their local community. We hope as many people as possible will come along to their local branch and lend their support to our fundraising efforts.”
Nick Appleby, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Together for Short Lives said: “We are delighted with the commitment that Leaders have shown to the charity. Their support will help us raise much-needed funds for thousands of seriously ill children and their families who rely on the vital care provided by local children’s hospices across the country."
For more information on what your local Leaders branch is doing to support Children’s Hospice Week, please visit www.leaders.co.uk/pages/childrenshospiceweek.
If you are unable to attend an event but would like to lend your support you can make a donation at www.justgiving.com/LeadersSupportingTFSL.