Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK, is delighted with the funds Experis has raised this year.
Experis, the global leader in professional IT, finance and engineering resourcing, had a personal reason for supporting Winston’s Wish, after an employee who had helped the charity passed away. Following an initial donation of £1,000, Experis selected Winston’s Wish as its charity of the year for 2015/16.
Fundraising consisted of a number of employees partaking in the ‘Longest, Toughest, Highest Challenge’ in the Lake District in September 2015, as well as dress down days, quizzes and bake sales. Their fundraising efforts raised £14,608 for Winston’s Wish – much needed funds enabling the charity to continue its support for bereaved children.
Geoff Smith, Managing Director, Experis Europe commented: “Winston’s Wish is a charity very close to our hearts. We had great fun raising money for such a good cause. I’d like to thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication to fundraise this year, which included braving the elements cycling, paddling and hiking in the Lake District! We hope our contribution really helps to make a difference to children’s lives.”
Experis, part of ManpowerGroup, is a professional talent company and has five offices across the UK; London, Bristol, Birmingham, Altrincham and Edinburgh. They employ over 400 people.
Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.
Elizabeth Tomala, Fundraising Assistant at Winston’s Wish, added:
“It has been fantastic to be Experis’ charity of the year for 2015/16 and we can’t thank them enough for their support. We help over 40,000 children every year, so the money raised by Experis is incredibly important to us.”Back to news