Food logistics service provider celebrates raising money for Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity
TODAY, Yearsley Logistics’ North Nottinghamshire Depot celebrates raising a fantastic £7,147.10 for Rays of Sunshine.
Employees at the depot raised a whopping £3,200 throughout the year, which was then matched like for like by the company, resulting in a cheque of £7,147.10 being presented to Jack Doyle, who accepted it on behalf of the charity.
The depot, which began fundraising in 2015 for the wish granting charity, saw staff take on personal challenges and host a family fun day to raise money. Amanda Piper (right), decided to run for wishes and starting with a modest quarter mile run, saw her take on a 5k parkrun and the 2015 Annual Xmas 10k at Edwinstowe north to raise £300 for the charity.
Paul Wass (left) organised a group of volunteers into staging a family fun day and charity football game in July 2015 at Kirton Brickwork FC North Nottinghamshire. The football game comprised of Yearsley employees vs Black Rose Warsop FC. Yearsley unfortunately lost the game of football but won a fantastic goal by raising £500 for the children.
Lee Whetton, of Yearsley Logisitics, commented:
“We began our fundraising process in September 2014 as part of Yearsley’s 60th Birthday celebrations – aiming to raise and donate to charity £60,000 by the end of 2015, our 60th year. Our depot in North Nottinghamshire was tasked to come up with a list of four proposed charities and then vote to decide which charity the money would be donated to, Rays of Sunshine came way ahead of the other contenders.
“Knowing that our fundraising contributes towards brightening young people’s lives aged 3 to 18 years, by granting them wishes, be it hospital ward wishes, outings and events, made fundraising for Rays of Sunshine an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all.”
Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine added:
“We can’t be more thankful to Yearlsey Logistics for choosing to support Rays of Sunshine and raising a fantastic £7,147.10. As a charity who receives no government funding, the money raised will make a substantial impact and help us grant magical wishes for seriously ill children.”