03 December 2013
Get into the Christmas spirit and fundraise for a good cause. Our North West business centres are supporting Real Radio's all day Christmas party.
It’s the season of goodwill and our business centres in the North West are getting into the Christmas spirit by helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Lomeshaye Business Village - our centre in Nelson, near Burnley, has pledged to raise money for the charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which makes the dreams of seriously ill youngsters come true. The Nelson business centre has signed up to take part in a fundraiser organised by Real Radio Northwest and now other business parks in the region are joining in too.
Glen and Lorna – Real Radio’s breakfast team – are holding an all day Christmas party on Friday 13th December. Businesses are being encouraged to ask all their staff to bring a pound to work and donate it to the charity, which gives children a much-needed break from hospitals and medical treatment by giving them memorable experiences.
Since the charity began in 1990, it has granted more than 14,500 wishes for children living with serious and life-threatening illnesses and conditions.
Kirstie McClelland, Business Centre Manager at Nelson, says: “We are trying to get all the North West sites involved so we can raise as much as possible.”
Christmas is an ideal time for your business to give something back and help those less fortunate. Raising money is a good way of spreading Christmas cheer and boosting staff morale. You can even get your customers involved too.
Once you have chosen the charity you’d like to help, you can have fun thinking up ideas of how to raise the money. Like the Real Radio event, you could simply ask everyone to bring a pound to work but if you want to try something different, here are some more fundraising ideas: