Accountants Newby Castleman turned their hands to knitwear retail in support of a charity’s Christmas Jumper event, based on TV show The Apprentice.
Four employees from the firm tried to sell as many specially designed light blue Christmas jumpers as possible to shoppers at The Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester on Friday December 14th, which was Christmas Jumper Day.
The ongoing event, which is in support of Hope Against Cancer, sees nine teams from local companies, including The Leicester Riders, Eileen Richards Recruitment, Cross Productions, The Property Fox, and 360 Autoleasing, compete to sell the most jumpers over six days in December.
The final teams will be selling jumpers at the Highcross Shopping Centre on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th of December, with the overall winning team being announced in January.
The Newby Castleman team managed to raise £400 in just a few hours, selling 20 jumpers. The firm also donated an additional £1000 towards helping the charity continue its vital cancer research and supporting clinical trials at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Nicola Cooper, Marketing Manager for Newby Castleman, who took part in the event, said, “Several of us got involved in the challenge to sell as many Christmas jumpers as possible, and we really enjoyed putting our sales skills to the test. It was a good bit of festive fun, and we’re very proud of the money we managed to raise through this Apprentice-style event.”
Tracey Hallam, Corporate and Events Fundraiser at Hope Against Cancer, said, “We’re very grateful to Newby Castleman and to all the teams taking part, who through their efforts are raising thousands of pounds to help improve the lives of cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland, while also having a little competitive festive fun.”
Each adult jumper costs £20, with child size jumpers costing £15. To buy a jumper online, visit: www.morethanjustagift.co.uk/search?type=product&q=Christmas+Jumpers
Newby Castleman is one of the Midlands’ leading independent accountancy firms, with offices in Leicester and Loughborough. It offers a range of specialist financial services, business and tax advice for individuals and businesses. For further information, telephone the Leicester branch on 0116 254 9262, the Loughborough branch on 01509 263500 or visit the website at www.newbycastleman.co.uk.