20 March 2015

Newcross staff “do something funny for money” for Comic Relief 2015

Newcross Healthcare supports several charitable organisations throughout the year and we recently spent the day doing “something funny for money” in aid of Comic Relief 2015. On Friday 13th March, Newcross staff across our network of nearly 40 branches nationwide went the extra mile, coming to work in fancy dress costumes, selling home-made cakes or dressing down for the day to raise money for this worthy cause.

Our Truro branch team and their impressive range of home-made cakes

On the day, fancy dress themes ranged from cartoon characters to police officers, from toga outfits to impersonations of our senior management team! Worcester team followed the thin blue line while our Exeter team decided to stay closer to home and masqueraded as members of senior management.

 

Exeter team impersonating our senior management staff!

 

 Worcester team walking the thin blue line!

Our Plymouth branch team decided to go for the fancy dress look, with Care at Home Manager, Michelle Damerell, choosing to be the famous Where’s Wally Wenda character.

 

Our central recruitment team went for a red theme with face painting to raise money

Donations from every team were collected and counted and the total raised was £441. This was generously matched by Managing Director Michelle Pattrick MD RN and CEO Stephen Pattrick, bringing the total donation for this wonderful cause to an amazing £882.

Newcross are delighted to have helped raise money and awareness for Comic Relief and we will continue with our fundraising activities throughout the year. We support several charitable organisations throughout the year such as NSPCC, the Alzheimer’s Society and Action Medical Research to name a few.

You can find out more about our other charity fundraising below:

Newcross raise over £10,000 for children’s charity, Action Medical Research

Newcross Healthcare’s Mass Ice Bucket Challenge!

Daredevil Rob French’s skydive challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society