Staff at Coastline Housing in Redruth, Cornwall, have raised just over £2,900 for fellow local charity Penhaligon’s Friends.
The money was raised by employees at Coastline Housing over the course of the year from events including a big breakfast, bring and buy sale, cake sale, regular dress down Fridays and a coast-to-coast walk.
Penhaligon’s Friends was chosen by Coastline staff as the company’s charity of the year in 2017 due to the excellent help they gave to the family of a colleague who sadly died suddenly and unexpectedly three years ago.
The charity is based in Redruth and offers support across Cornwall to children and young people who have suffered a bereavement.
Chantal Worden-Evans, Volunteer Coordinator at Penhaligon’s Friends, said:
“We are delighted to have had Coastline Housing’s support over the past year, their incredible fundraising efforts are fantastic having raised over £2,900 for our Cornish childhood bereavement charity. Last year we helped over 700 bereaved children come to terms with the death of a family member or close friend. Coastline’s wonderful donation will enable us to run our next three Memory Days for our bereaved families across Cornwall where they will be able to join in on a reflective activity day remembering their loved one who died.”
Allister Young, Chief Executive of Coastline Housing, added:
“We’ve been delighted to work with Penhaligon’s Friends over the past year and raise such a good amount of money. It’s a charity close to the heart of many colleagues here at Coastline so it’s made the fundraising extra poignant in many ways and I’d like to thank everyone that’s supported this cause.”