In February, the DHL team in Stoke-on-Trent nominated CRY as their site charity of the month after being put forward by Michael Brown in memory of good friend Nathan Butler.
Nathans’s parents Angela & Phil provided lots of flyers, posters, collection tins, badges, stickers, posters & T-shirts….WOW! which were shared around the site to spread awareness about CRY and all their good work.
Throughout the month we had non-uniform days every Friday at a cost of £1 each, then on the final Friday of the month we had a cake sale as well as site competition of who could land the most ping pong balls into a cup from 8 meters away at a cost of £1 for 3 balls…..it’s surprisingly hard and more addictive than you think! The top prize was a days holiday as well as high street vouchers for 2nd and 3rd place, all of which was funded by the company and not from any charity funds raised.
All the efforts raised £350 paid directly into Nathans fund to pay for local heart screenings and a ‘match it’ application has been submitted to DHL who can match the same value so this will hopefully rise to £700 in total once the application has been reviewed.