It’s now been over three months since we entered into COVID-19 lockdown, and our office closed. We’ve continued to stay open throughout this period with our staff 100% working from home.
When we were in the office, every Friday we would dress down and pay a donation to charity. We’re delighted to say we have virtually continued to do so the past three months. Although, the dress-down clothes may have become more relaxed while working from home – with PJs, gym gear and vests all making an appearance.
We can now announce our staff have raised £300, which has been matched by Lifetime Finance Group – bringing the total to £600.
We’ve decided to split these between two worthwhile charities – CHAS and NHS Charities Together.
Across the globe, we all face a challenge of unprecedented scale. In that regard, CHAS is neither unique nor alone. We know that the coming days, weeks and maybe even months will be increasingly hard for all and especially so for the children and families we look after. We are determined to continue to be where we are needed for those going through the darkest of times. Families like Esmée’s.
“Esmée does not see the world quite like you and me, but she does love to be under trees and lights and to see their shapes and shadows. Esmée’s favourite person in the world is her big sister, Ailsa, and her favourite thing is to laugh at funny faces, particularly if you sneeze and move your head around like an owl. We have quite a lot of ups and downs, a long list of medical appointments and several operations, with more on the way but we have received fantastic support from CHAS and Rachel House for which we are so grateful”
CHAS is known for going above and beyond for children and families, and we are doing everything in our power to continue the vital service that you make possible with your generosity and support.
More information https://www.chas.org.uk/
NHS Charities Together
NHS Charities Together represent, champion and support the work of more than 140 member charities. These fantastic NHS Charities give over £1million everyday to the NHS enhancing patient experience and care. Donations are helping NHS staff and volunteers who are caring for COVID-19 patients.
Some examples of charities within this campaign are:
- Financial support for NHS staff
- Thanks to donations, an NHS charity has invested further in a fund to support staff who are struggling financially and plans to establish a hardship fund for patients and volunteers facing difficulties caused by the current crisis.
- Funding technology for hospital patients
- Thanks to donations, an NHS charity has purchased phones and tablet computers to give patients much needed face-to-face contact with their loved ones who are unable to visit due to social distancing.
More information https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/