To kick off our year of fundraising we have donated £1,000 to Jeremiah’s Journey.
Our staff chose to support Jeremiah’s Journey over the next 12 months – a local charity that provides free support for children, young people, and their parents or carers who have or are about to experience the death of someone close to them.
Our staff will be working with Jeremiah’s Journey to raise money and support the charity through a series of fundraising events. As well as regular dress down days, staff and residents will be working to bring the charity’s mascot Jeremiah Bear to community events across the city for local families to enjoy.
Jeremiah’s Journey began in 1996 and was created by four professionals who wanted to use their skills to help local children through a difficult life experience. Many of their original ideas and ways of working are still very much part of what the charity does today. Dr Jacqui Stedman, Dr Sheila Cassidy, Diana Maynard and Ann Tucker based some of the ideas on the work of Winston’s Wish.
Dr Cassidy had a great love of teddy bears and given their universal appeal wrote a story about a family of bears to help children of all ages explore the journey through grief – which is where Jeremiah was born.
Director of Corporate and Manufacturing Services Gill Martin said: “What a great way to kick off the year of fundraising by donating an initial cash sum to the charity. I’m looking forward to seeing what fundraising ideas staff come up with over the year. We’ve already heard whispers of a quiz night and a cake sale!”
This was echoed by Laura Goodchild, Fundraising Team Leader for Jeremiah’s Journey: “It’s good to have a large organisation like PCH on board to support us this year as we can work together to raise awareness of the charity through our networks and I’m looking forward to some of the fundraising ideas they come up with!”