Manchester Marathon Wrap for Children’s Charity
“Christmas is a time for giving”; this year our Manchester office decided to take that sentiment to heart for their Christmas charity appeal.
1 in 3 children in the UK are living in poverty and children’s charity, Cash4Kids: Mission Christmas works to ensure that disadvantaged children have a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Day. In 2018, the charity raised over £21.4 million and supported over 1 million children.
Our team began by collectively purchasing gifts for children of varying ages to donate for this Christmas. In addition, they created a fundraising page so that the charity themselves could also buy more presents, and cover the costs of wrapping and distributing the gifts. The team were able to top this total up with a very successful cake sale too!
On Friday 29th November, the 10 strong team were dispatched to a chilly warehouse, donned their high-vis jackets, and spent the day sorting and wrapping presents for the charity.
“It’s wonderful for us to be able to give time as well as raise money for such a pertinent cause. Once again, I am overwhelmed with the efforts of the team, and generosity of families, friends and colleagues at Compass Associates. In the grand scheme of things, this is a small amount of effort, and it’s incredible to think that we have made a real difference for many children this Christmas.” Adam Brenton, Divisional Manager – Manchester
We are really proud of our Manchester office for giving their time to such a worthwhile cause. As a company, we have always been dedicated to charitable causes and for the past year have encouraged employees to also explore volunteering opportunities like the Southsea Beach Clean.