An almighty final push

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Big hearted Copley souls have always been proud of their charity fund-raising, but Jane Beverley has absolutely no doubt that this final effort will see her caring people going out on a high. They are determined to keep on until the last and earlier this year voted to support the local Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

By the end of August, and with a dwindling team of 29, they had already raised £646, with Processor, Lindsey Wainwright, gaining a pledge of matched funding through her previous employer, Barclays.

“I think it’s an amazing total, considering where we’re at and that there’s so few of us,” says Senior Operations Manager, Jane.

Tried and trusted methods are again bringing in the pounds. Cake bakes, bingo, raffles, a loose change jar and even knitted items (courtesy of Lindsay and Operations Expert, Carol Viney) are all helping.

Those events – along with advent calendars, virtual horse racing, scratch cards and second hand book sales – have brought in thousands for primarily local good causes plus a few national campaigns.

They have included a high school community centre, children’s counselling service Noah’s Ark,

The Overgate Hospice and helping to buy a special chair for a colleague’s daughter with Cerebral Palsy. The Sick Children’s Trust, Mental Health UK and Macmillan have also been on the receiving end of Copley’s generosity, with one-off bake sales, dress down days and coffee mornings.

“Everyone has always been supportive, no matter what the cause has been, and this year is indicative of that,” adds Jane.

Richard Humphreys and Bianca Porter were among the Copley elves who raised £300 for The Overgate Hospice with the 2012 advent calendar