When You Wish Upon a Star Easter Egg Collection
When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness. This year we took part in this fantastic charities Easter egg collection for Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre Hospital children's wards.
Michael Martin, Nottingham Branch Manager
Having been personally involved in this fundraising I have to say how proud I am of my team and colleagues, it's meant a lot to me (especially being a parent myself) and it's something I'm keen to build upon.
As a Group we all have two days a year that we can use to help a charity of our choice. Charity, isn't always first thing that comes to mind with recruiters but we love to make a positive contribution to our local communities!
Those who work at Thorn Baker Group already know that we raise money on our Dress Down Day and this is donated to a charity selected by a different member of staff each month. However, this Easter we went one step further. Working with When you wish upon a Star, myself and Katie Stock were able to give our Easter egg collection to a number of children’s wards at Nottingham Queens Medical Centre Hospital.
With the help of our fantastic candidates, clients, internal staff and local businesses we collected an impressive 168 Easter eggs. In addition to the egg collection, we raised a wonderful £418 by holding a raffle across our branches. I have to give a massive shout out to Sarah Jones who spearheaded this and managed to bring on some great prizes from local businesses - well done Sarah!
Raffle prizes included:
- Morrisons, Loughborough: Easter chocolate goodies
- Calcutta Club: £50.00 voucher
- Slaters Menswear: £50.00 voucher
- Gincident: £10.00 voucher
- Trent Bridge Cricket Ground: Complementary tickets to a match of choice
- MOD Pizza: Four pizzas, drinks and desserts
- Peter's Pizzeria: Two pizzas
- Waterstones, Loughborough: A selection of children's books
- The Entertainer: £15.00 voucher
- Toby Carvery, Colwick: Four carvery meals
- Showcase Cinema, Nottingham: A poster pack
- MSR Newsgroup, Nottingham: Easter egg
- Pieminster: Easter egg
- Vision Express: Easter eggs
- Vibez Danceworks: Easter eggs
- Avon: Giftpack
- Younique: Cosmetics pack
- PayPacket: Easter eggs
- Lemonpath: Easter eggs
- Biffa: Easter eggs
- Warburtons: Easter eggs
Again, I'd like to personally thank our clients, local businesses and everyone at Thorn Baker Group who contributed to such a great cause. Next year sees When You Wish Upon a Star's 30th anniversary, to find about more about their upcoming events and how you can get involved click here.
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