Charity news 13.02.18
SEC, through its first ‘Charity of the year’ initiative, has raised £4,500 for Thames Hospice, the chosen charity for 2017, in a formal cheque handover ceremony at Thames Hospice this week.
The life sciences and IT/technology recruitment business based in London raised this amount through a series of different initiatives that were planned by employees throughout the year including bake sales, charity casino nights, themed ‘dress down’ days including ‘St Patrick’s Day’ and ‘Christmas Jumper’ Day.
SEC chief executive, Stuart Britton, said, “This has been a great way for us to connect with a local charity that has a personal connection with our team. The efforts of everyone at SEC to raise this money are something I am very proud of and I’m looking forward to seeing if they can top that with our 2018 Charity of the Year.”
Jane Symmons, Thames Hospice’s head of major gifts and capital appeal, added, “We have really enjoyed working with SEC Recruitment over the past year and have been overwhelmed by their creativity and dedication to raising vital funds for the Hospice. From their St Patrick’s Day cake sale to a Casino Night and sponsored challenges, the whole team has been committed to raising their incredible £4,500 total.
“This money will allow us to buy a specialist mattress for our Inpatient Unit, so patients can be as comfortable as possible while they are cared for by us. The Hospice relies on its supporters to fund around 80% of our running costs, so we wholeheartedly thank everyone at SEC Recruitment for their vital contribution.”
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