Wipe Your Tears is our chosen charity and we like to do as much as we can for them. This year saw the team tackle the Rough Runner and raise an amazing £3,055 for the charity. Alongside our fundraiser, a few years ago we also decided to use our Christmas card money elsewhere and donate to Wipe Your Tears gift appeal, so as tradition- we have done the same this year!
Emma (our Marketing Executive) and Mia (our summ.it work experience student) set out to find the best gifts and toys they could for this year’s appeal. As we know so many people are generous enough to donate to this appeal, we always check to see what age ranges the charity are short of and put our focus onto this area. This year they requested older boy’s items, so they came back armed with fragrance sets, games, earphones, pyjamas, socks and gloves (to name a few). Of course, we also want to cater to all the children the appeal benefits, so we also stocked up on toys, accessories, board games and beauty sets.
The toys and gifts are given to struggling parents who can then hopefully make their child’s Christmas day a little bit more special. Previous years has seen the appeal has help around 200 families in the region, as well as supporting families with serious or terminally ill children. The charity endeavours to ensure that each child in a refuge and those in the local community who are having a tough time will receive a present to open on Christmas morning, which is something we love to get involved in.
If would like to donate to the charity or help Wipe Your Tears in any way, you can head over to their website here for more information.