Staff at Manchester based telecom and utility company Unicom are ending the year on a high with news that they have raised £18,194 for charity during 2012.
A variety of fundraising activities took place to raise funds including cake sales, leg waxes, balloon modelling and pub quizzes. One dedicated member of staff even ran across Spain to raise much needed funds for The Christie charity with the company matching his efforts pound for pound.
The employee driven fundraising initiates were in aid of charities close to the hearts of staff with beneficiaries including East Cheshire Hospice, Brainwave, Children in Need, Help For Heroes and the Rosehill Garden and community Centre.
Chris Earle, CEO, said “We’re really pleased our staff wanted to get involved with fundraising. It’s been fantastic for team building, developing new skills and creating a really positive atmosphere within the business. 2012 has set the bar high but I’m confident we can beat this total in 2013, especially since we’ve decided to match all staff fundraising going forward.”
Customers also played their part by helping to raise £7,000 for the NSPCC. For every customer that switched from paper billing to ebilling, the company made a donation to thank customers for reducing the company’s environmental impact.
Tess O’ Callaghan, Corporate Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC, said “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the all the Unicom staff and customers for supporting the NSPCC. This donation will help us continue to offer services for vulnerable children and families across the region and the UK.”
Praising staff Earle concluded, “We are really proud of what the team has achieved this year. It’s been another great year for business and to know that we’ve given so much back to the community really puts the icing on the cake. Our staff and customers should feel very proud of themselves to know they’ve helped to make a difference to so many people this year.”