Tuesday, 26 February 2013

This One’s For Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House exists as the only children’s hospice in Sussex. They care for children and young adults with progressive life limiting conditions in a home away from home environment. The government only funds 8p in every pound, so the hospice relies largely on public support to continue the incredible work they are doing without a charge to the patients.

So we decided to raise some money here at the Edward Baden offices by taking part in Chestnut’s £50 challenge. The idea behind this challenge is to take £50 from the charity and see how much you can add to that within four months. We managed to raise £400! And how did we do this? We bought lots of goodies to fill sweetie trays in the office and then sold them on to staff and customers. It was a cheeky way of enforcing a small donation to the hospice and encouraging larger donations. Satisfying sweet tooths all around the office, whilst donating to a very worthwhile cause really was a no brainer.

However this donation does not mark the end of our support for Chestnut Tree House. We will be continuing with the sweetie tray scheme and also getting our heads together to discuss new ways to raise money. We hope to be sending off another cheque very soon!

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