Wealth Manager Charles Stanley donates £6,839
We selected CRY as Charles Stanley’s Charity of the Year because of the story of one of our colleagues, Katie Alcock, who sadly lost a close friend, Michael Ince, in January to sudden cardiac death.
We are delighted to have been able to raise a good deal of money for CRY already, and we are excitedly planning more activities to raise a lot more throughout the rest of the year.
Fundraising activities so far have included sweepstakes on sporting events, raffles for Easter eggs, and auctions for event tickets, such as London shows. We have optional dress down days on Fridays, and have asked those who dress down to pay a £1 donation for each Friday of the year all in one go to boost our funds. Perhaps the most dramatic event so far has been our waxing day, where a few brave souls from our Birmingham office volunteered to have their legs waxed in exchange for sponsorship money from their colleagues.
We are looking forward to raising a lot more for this great cause; in memory of Michael, in support of the young family he leaves behind, and for all those who benefit from the vital work that CRY carries out.