Many of you might be aware that I was challenged by the Boss to raise some money for a local children’s charity The Daisy Chain.
This charity allows physically disabled and special need children to have activities, adventures and days out with their families, especially with their able bodied siblings. The charity is quite a small one, and is run by the wife of one of our staff members, so what better one could we have chosen?
I was set the initial challenge to raise £100, and in turn could then hold a cake sale and have a non-uniform day.
So, roping in my lovely friends and colleagues, Jill and Vicky, we starting raising funds through sponsorship, and once we hit the £100 mark, started planning our cake sale.
By Friday 18th September, we had well exceeded the £100 challenge, but wanted to keep going to achieve as much as possible.
On the actual day, lots of lovely colleagues donated cakes and we even had Scones for afternoon tea!
It turned out to be the most fantastic day, with huge support from the whole building.
By 5pm we had sold every last crumb, poured the last of the tea and were ready for a nice sit down.
Eventually we worked up the energy to count up all the money and pledges, only to find out we had a grand total of over £460!!!
I never in my wildest dreams expected to get quite as much as that, and the charity are over the moon at our efforts too.
Thank you to everyone that sponsored us, made cakes and also, more importantly ate thosecakes. We really appreciated every penny that was donated to such a worthy cause.
And of course, I got to wear not one, but TWO of my outfits, as I had a midday change over to mix it up a bit. Greedy really, but I thought I would make the most of the chance to not be in uniform for a whole day.
Also, if anyone else wants to chip in to get the total even higher feel free to get in touch!