Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is honoured to have been selected by professional talent company Experis as its Charity of the Year.

The company, which is part of the Manpower Group and employs 400 staff at six offices across the UK, has decided to support Winston’s Wish following the death of an employee who had young children.

The partnership looks set to generate thousands of pounds for Winston’s Wish, which supports more than 40,000 bereaved children each year.

Experis staff have been quick to come up with a host of ideas, and are proving they’re not afraid of taking on seriously gruelling challenges.

Plans are already in place to host a major fundraiser at the end of September in the Lake District. Named the Longest / Toughest / Highest Challenge, it will involve around 25 members of staff, each tasked with raising up to £500.

The London Marathon and the Devil Mud Run are also in the sights of its daredevil fundraisers.

For those who don’t relish the idea of pushing themselves to the limit, there are plenty of other opportunities lined up.

Staff at Experis offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and Dublin have expressed an interest in volunteering for Winston’s Wish and are hoping to host lots of dress down days.

They’re also planning to support Winston Wish’s big campaigns such as the Great British Brekkie and the annual Christmas Wish Upon a Star initiative.

Geoff Smith, Managing Director of Experis Europe said:

“Our selection of Winston’s Wish as Experis’ Charity of the Year is both a reflection of its work and reputation as the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, but also in honour of a member of the Experis family, James Taylor, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Winston’s Wish is very close to the heart of James’ family, and we are therefore extremely happy to put our efforts towards supporting its work”.

Catherine Ind, Acting Chief Executive of Winston’s Wish, added:

“We know Winston’s Wish is a charity which is close to the hearts of staff at Experis following the sad death of their colleague. We are indebted to the company for selecting us as its Charity of the Year and look forward to working together over the next 12 months”.