Eddisons staff get in the festive spirit to raise money for homeless charity
Property consultancy Eddisons is raising money for the homeless-support charity Shelter this Christmas by encouraging staff to donate cash or get themselves sponsored for wearing festive jumpers to work.
The firm’s 30-strong, Leeds-based building and project consultancy team, which last summer raised £7,000 in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity with an ambitious 5,000-mile physical challenge, have set their sights on raising £1,000 to support Shelter’s Christmas fundraising campaign.
Ian Harrington, who heads the building and project consultancy team, said: “Homelessness, or being stuck in unsafe housing, is one of the worst nightmares for many of us, especially at Christmas, so we’re really glad to be able to raise money for Shelter, which does such important work to help people in very vulnerable situations.
“Because of our work with school and college academy trusts, helping them to secure funding for improvements to their buildings and grounds through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), this has been an extremely busy few months for us. But now that all the CIF bids are safely in we wanted to do something festive that would give staff a bit of fun, and that everyone who is working from home can join in with.
“Needless to say, everyone has really got into the spirit of it and we’ve seen a full spectrum of Christmas jumpers, from the stylish to the downright dodgy!”
Eddisons have set up a Just Giving page for donations to Shelter at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eddisons-support-safe-housing