STAFF at a Sheffield firm of solicitors have been dressing down at the office to raise cash for a local hospice.
Workers at Wake Smith held dress down days, cake sales, quiz and race nights, and staged a raffle at their annual Christmas Luncheon Club event which took place at Sheffield City Hall in December.
They raised £1,140 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Elizabeth Shaw, who is partner and chair of the charity board committee at Wake Smith LLP said: “Raising money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, as well as supporting other charities where possible, demonstrates our commitment to supporting the local community.
“The feedback we’ve received from the volunteer co-ordinators and the fundraising team with regards to the impact the donations have made, keeps us inspired to be creative with our fundraising and keep up our charitable activities.”
Heidi Megaughin, who is acting chief executive of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Wake Smith and would like to thank them for their continued support.
“As we receive no statutory government funding the money raised helps us to support more local children and young people with a shortened life expectancy.”
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice in North Anston.
The charity requires £3 million every year to be able to continue offering its services to children and their families from all over the UK.
See www.bluebellwood.org to find out more about how you can help.