As part of our company’s 60th anniversary celebrations, we wanted to give something back to the wider community. We chose South Yorkshire Chaplaincy & Listening Service because of the work they do in our local communities, supporting people with the different challenges they face.
Often, simply having someone to talk to can relieve a great weight from someone’s mind. Being listened to in a safe space, without judgement, can be a tonic for the soul. Whether it’s emotional, mental health or spiritual support someone needs, they offer a range of both formal and informal appointments, in a variety of settings. People can access support quickly and easily within their community, in a context they are comfortable with.
This confidential service is also something our staff can access. So who better than to raise funds for so that they can continue to do the great work they do.
To coincide with our 60th ‘birthday party’ in July, a luxury raffle was held. With help from businesses and manufacturers we work with, some of the amazing prizes on offer included theatre tickets and hotel stays. Tickets were bought by C&P staff to raise funds which was boosted by an anonymous donation of a whopping £500!
The raffle was drawn as Clark & Partners staff and their families celebrated six decades with a summer party at a local venue. Amongst the eating, dancing and music supplied by the band, there was even an appearance by Meatloaf (our seating, wheelchair and scooter specialist, Martin, dusted off the long wig he wore as a Meatloaf tribute act before turning his back on the limelight and coming to work with us).
Our retail assistant Katrina bagged a night’s stay in Leeds with tickets to see the critically acclaimed ‘Everyone’s Talking About Jamie’. Our newest member of the Service Team, Jayne, enjoyed a stay Wrea Head Hall in Scarborough.
Altogether, an impressive £2,650 was raised for South Yorkshire Chaplaincy and Listening Service to help them continue to do their valuable work. We’d like to thank all of our staff and their families, as well as the companies that donated raffle prizes, for their generosity.