Charity fundraising at Sanctuary Personnel

Charity fundraising at Sanctuary Personnel - August 2019

By Kellie Thomas

​At Sanctuary, we are incredibly proud of our staff. Our vision allows us to place people first and we believe that this is much more than simply focusing on recruitment. It’s also about placing our employees first and doing what we can to support the projects and initiatives that they care about.

We’re delighted to bring you the first of a series of blogs which will highlight some of the fantastic charitable and community work undertaken by members of our team in August 2019.

Community support #1

Who: Company-wide

Charity: St Elizabeth Hospice

Project: This year marks the 30th anniversary of St Elizabeth Hospice. To show our support, we have pledged to raise a minimum of £3,000. The money raised will be used to support their work providing specialist care for those living with a progressive or terminal illness.

How: The highlight of our support so far has been our involvement in the £50 accumulator challenge, which saw us convert £50 into £300 in August through the launch of a company tuck shop, which will run until the end of the year. We also host regular dress down days and bake sales to add to our fundraising tally.

Money raised: £1,367

Community support #2

Who: Company-wide

Charity: Twinkle Trust

Project: Following the death of a much-loved colleague from pancreatic cancer, our staff launched an annual memorial football match to raise money for his young daughter. The match is supported by everyone who works at Sanctuary and it’s incredibly inspiring.

This year, the score was 6-3 to the blue team (our fantastic Health department) and man of the match was recruitment consultant, Alex West.

Money raised: £670 through a combination of match sponsorship along with the proceeds of one of our monthly dress down days. In total, our cumulative funds raised over the past three years exceeds £3,000.

Community support #3

Who: Jenifer Watts, Recruitment Consultant

Charities: Cancer Research and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS)

Charity fundraising at Sanctuary Personnel

How: Since catching the running bug, Jeni has been pushing herself to take on new challenges. In the last few months, she’s completed not just her first 10k the Ipswich Twilight race, but also the Great East Run, Ipswich’s most popular half marathon.

We’re incredibly proud of Jeni and as a company, we supported her fundraising efforts through donating the money raised through a dress down day, as well as hosting a bake sale in the office.

Money raised: £850

Community support #4

Who: Tom Loomes, Recruitment Consultant and John Rudland, Recruitment Consultant

Charity: Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS)

Charity fundraising at Sanctuary Personnel

How: Tom and John took part in a triathlon to raise money for SARS. As a company, we supported Tom and John by providing them with additional annual leave for the time spent at the event.

Money raised: £185

Community support #5

Who: Tom Loomes, Recruitment Consultant

Charity: St Elizabeth Hospice, Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND)

How: Proving himself to be quite the athlete, Tom also completed half marathon, the Great East Run! He chose to raise money for both St Elizabeth Hospice and MND, in honour of his mother-in-law who is receiving palliative care due to motor neurone disease.

Money raised: £500

Congratulations to every single member of the team who has helped us to cumulatively support some fantastic charities.