It’s now been over six months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK and our entire office became virtual. Our office still remains closed, however we’ve continued to stay open throughout this period with the full team 100% working from home.
We have continued to pay our donations every Friday for virtual dress-down Fridays. Although, the dress-down clothes may have become more relaxed while working from home – with PJs, gym gear and vests all making an appearance.
Our first total from March until June was £600 which we donated to CHAS and NHS Charities Together. From donations from June to September, we can now announce our colleagues have raised an amazing £630!
We’ve decided to split these between two very worthwhile charities – Cash For Kids and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).
Cash for Kids
Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity helping the children that need it most across the UK.
Their mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in communities who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs.
Cash for Kids work with grass-roots organisations that aim to make a difference to young lives, directly supporting families who often have nowhere else to go.
Collectively Cash for Kids raised over £20.9 million in 2019, supporting more than 1 million children.
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
SAMH work in over 60 communities with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with their national programme work in See Me, respect me, suicide prevention and active living; inform their policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.