Care firm staff raise £850 for charity

Christies Care staff before the run: Jade Macfarlane, Kristy Nickels, Carla Salter, Sophie Emmerson,

Christies Care staff before the run: Jade Macfarlane, Kristy Nickels, Carla Salter, Sophie Emmerson, Sarah Rampling, Aimee Hall. - Credit: Archant

Employees at a Saxmundham-based home care provider have raised over £850 for charity this year by been dressing up, baking and running.

Christies Care staff after with medals: front row, Sophie Emmerson, Kristy Nickels, Sarah Rampling,

Christies Care staff after with medals: front row, Sophie Emmerson, Kristy Nickels, Sarah Rampling, Aimee Hall. Back row, Carla Salter, Jade Macfarlane. - Credit: Archant

Christies Care and its employees have embraced the Wear it Pink Day for breast cancer, as well as the local military-charity event The People’s Run 2 Remember.

This is the twelfth year that Christies has supported the Wear it Pink Day, which took place on Friday as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year Christies holds a staff competition for the pinkest-dressed male and female and the pinkest office. With a raffle and a thriving homemade cake sale, the team managed to raise over £455.37 for Breast Cancer Now.

Kristy Nickels, Sophie Emmerson, Carla Salter, Sarah Rampling, Jade Macfarlane and Aimee Hall from Christies Care also completed The People’s Run 2 Remember 5km fun run at Rendlesham Forest at the weekend in aid of armed forces charities. Their efforts raised over £400 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, ABF The Soldiers Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

Director Lin Barnes said: “We are always keen to help raise money and awareness for these important initiatives. These charities have personal significance for a lot of us here – both staff and clients –so there’s the interest and enthusiasm for many to get involved. As usual, the team has done us proud with another great month of fundraising.”

Christies Care staff: Emma Murdoch, Laura Sketchley, Lucy Middleton, Sue Garrod, Ben Weygang, Jayne

Christies Care staff: Emma Murdoch, Laura Sketchley, Lucy Middleton, Sue Garrod, Ben Weygang, Jayne Emmerson. - Credit: Archant


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