Avante Care & Support Raise £466 at the Annual Christmas Charity Raffle
On Tuesday 19th December, Avante Care & Support Head Office Staff at De Gelsey House, Faversham, held their annual Christmas Charity Raffle, with all proceeds raised going towards the Avante Care & Support charitable fund.
The Charitable fund provides extra activities and events for residents and service users, which are more than the usual activities and day trips that regularly take place across the services. The fund can also help those experiencing financial difficulty to help purchase essential items.
The Christmas Charity Raffle started with a splendid buffet lunch with staff contributing either store bought or home baked goods. In the weeks running up to the raffle, a Bauble competition was held where staff paid £1 per bauble and nominated a charity to receive the raised bauble funds. During the buffet the winning bauble was picked out randomly by Derek Lindars, HR Director, announcing this year’s winner to be Director of Quality and Compliance, Jacqui Morris, whose chosen charity was the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline (http://www.ccll.org.uk/ho/ ). Jacqui had recently visited Chernobyl and experienced life in the village of Borodyanka, and seeing the lives of many families who desperately needed help inspired her choice of charity.
I would like to thank all the staff who supported and took part in the buffet. Congratulations to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and won prizes, I am pleased to announce the Christmas Raffle and competitions have raised a total of £466 for the charitable fund which is an amazing sum of money, so thank you all. A very BIG thank you must go out to the following companies who very kindly donated such generous raffle prizes and helped us raise this amount for the Charitable fund; Lawson Queay, Bidvest, Barclays Bank, NSN, Joscocare, BridgeOne, DIS Ltd, Bytes, The Book People and Lyreco, thank you all.Lyndsay Hopper, Marketing Manager
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