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Charitable Fundraising

18th November 2013

At First Choice all of our staff are both professionally and personally committed to raising money and awareness for various charities, whether local or national. Many of our employee’s take part in a whole range of fundraising activities ranging from charity marathons to skydiving.

Earlier this year for example, Katie Palmer White (Accounts Administrator) took part in a 13,000ft sky dive for the Birmingham’s Children Hospital in memory of her cousin. In the process she successfully raised thousands of pounds, with over half of the funds raised donated from her colleagues at First Choice.

This year the First Choice staff chose to support The Hibbs Lupus Trust which is a Staffordshire based charity founded in 2011 by the Hibbs family. The Trust raises awareness of the symptoms of Lupus to encourage early diagnosis and reduce life threatening complications associated with the disease. They also raise funds to provide facilities, equipment and services for NHS Hospitals and Foundation Trusts for the benefit of Lupus patients.

The second charity which was chosen was the Make a Wish Foundation, an international organisation which provides magical experiences for children and young people aged 3-17 who are fighting a life threatening condition. For both of these charities we have exceeded the initial fundraising targets set in January and this amount will continue to grow until the end of the year.

Where possible we have also supported a number of other charities for our customer’s and staff, such as Cancer Research, Race for Life, Autistic Research and the Northampton Hope Centre. So far this year our fundraising exploits have raised more than  £1,500 for these organisations and this number also continues to increase with the support of colleagues, friends, customer’s and partner’s.

Most recently the staff at First Choice raised funds for Children In Need 2014 and again in just one day, fundraising expectations were surpassed. All of the money raised no matter what the charity benefits those who are less fortunate than ourselves and at First choice we believe in helping others and doing our best to contribute to charitable foundations and the community.

We would also like to thank our suppliers who provided donations for the charity raffles that took place here at First Choice and which enabled us to raise even more money.

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