Staff at leading recruitment agency Encore Personnel have pulled out all the stops, raising almost £15,000 for its charity of the year, Help for Heroes.
Headquartered in Leicester city centre and with further offices in Nottingham and Derby, Encore selected Help for Heroes as its chosen charity at the start of last year, following a special vote from all Encore staff. Each year, the company chooses a charity to support, which is close to an employee’s heart or has had a direct impact on them or a close family member.
12 months of exciting fundraising saw the agency take on challenging half marathons and Tough Mudders, an 83-mile cycle ride from Leicester to Skegness as well as dress down Friday and fancy-dress days, cake sales and car boot sales, all of which contributed towards the team raising a total of £14,712.
Handing over the cheque to Dean Williams, Central England Regional Manager for Help to Heroes earlier this month, Chris Hockey, Director at Encore Personnel, is proud to have seen the team raise such a brilliant sum for the important charity.
He said: “I have been amazed and delighted to see our staff come together to raise these funds for such a worthy cause. From cycling challenges to dressing up, there has been a strong sense of community and team work in the office with everyone supporting and sponsoring their colleagues with every charity challenge.
“Help for Heroes is a great charity which had a huge influence on one of our staff members. I am glad to see that the monies raised will contribute hugely to the charity’s work with Service Personnel and Military Veterans.”
Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces empowering those who served to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.
Dean Williams, Central England Regional Manager for Help to Heroes, added: “Our fundraisers are so important to the charity. Their money means that we have a foundation to plan for the future so that we can supply sustainable and long-term support to the wounded, injured and sick military community.
“At Help for Heroes, we focus on the five key areas of Medical, Mind, Body, Spirit and Family and our specialist teams create the conditions for our heroes and their families to recover and move forward with their lives. I want to take this opportunity to thank the team at Encore for what they’ve done over the last year, everyone has really embraced this opportunity to be part of The Force for Good and to ensure that Help for Heroes can continue rebuilding lives.”
Encore’s previous charities of the year have included the Multiple Sclerosis Society, The British Heart Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Breast Cancer UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital.