A Worthing-based property specialist recently held a special Halloween-themed event in order to raise money for its charity partner.
National estate and letting agent Leaders, which has its head office in the town, raised £385.82 for Together for Short Lives by hosting a fun day on October 30th. It means the company’s total fundraising efforts in the year to date have now topped £40,000.
The fun day was organised by members of Leaders Connect, the firm’s dedicated call centre based in Worthing, and all employees were offered the chance to guess how many sweets were in a jar, take part in a raffle, buy cakes and biscuits, enter a pumpkin carving competition and enjoy a lucky dip.
Julie Ward, manager of Leaders Connect, said: “We were thrilled with how popular our Halloween fun day was with all our colleagues at head office - and even more delighted to have raised £385 for Together for Short Lives.
“We are honoured to be supporting Together for Short Lives this year, having seen just how much it does to support children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions in our local area.
“The team were determined to raise as much as possible so worked hard to ensure there was something for everyone to enjoy on the day - and their efforts were rewarded by the tremendous support we received.
“I would like to thank all the local businesses that supported us by donating 24 fantastic raffle prizes. These included holiday vouchers from Co-operative Travel, horse racing tickets from The Jockey Club and Brighton Racecourse, golf and spa days at Slinfold Golf Club, restaurant vouchers from Cote, Strada, Thomas a Becket, The Hungry Guest and Loch Fyne, tea for two at Alexandra House and gym passes for David Lloyd.”
Together for Short Lives is an umbrella charity that supports a number of children’s hospices across the country, including Chestnut Tree House in Arundel. Each hospice provides crucial care and treatment to young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
Leaders chose Together for Short Lives as its Charity of the Year for 2015 and has so far raised more than £40,000 for the good cause.