We will be working in partnership with local charity Jeremiah’s Journey over the next year after it was chosen by our staff as the charity they want to support.
Jeremiah’s Journey is 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.
Over the course of the next year Jeremiah Bear will be working with PCH staff to raise money and support the charity through a series of fundraising events.
As well as monthly dress down days, we will be working to bring Jeremiah Bear to our community events for local families and involving residents with our fundraising ideas including our popular Christmas Craft fair.
Director of Corporate Services and Manufacturing Gill Martin said: “It’s great to be working with such a fantastic charity. Jeremiah’s feels like a natural choice as they help local families and have many years of experience working with children, young people and families who are grieving.”
Laura Goodchild, Fundraising Team Leader for Jeremiah’s said: “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!”
Jeremiah’s Journey was established in 1996 by four professionals who wanted to use their skills to help local children through a difficult life experience. Jeremiah Bear was born when Dr Sheila Cassidy, one of the founders of the charity had a great love of teddy bears and using their universal appeal wrote a story about a family of bears to help children of all ages explore the journey through grief.