Since 2012, individuals have put on their jazziest jumpers on a Friday in December and made minimum donations of £2, or in many cases more, to Save the Children to give something back to children worldwide.
Save the Children exists for children, to make their world a better place, to help them learn, grow and become who they want to be. No matter where they’re growing up, the charity finds a way to reach the children who need them most.
Spectra employees annually organise several fundraising events for a wide range of charities with the company’s support. These include Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support, Children in Need, the Salvation Army’s work with the homeless and many more.
Ella-Rose Harrison Reeve, Marketing Executive at Spectra, who co-ordinated the fund-raining element for the day, said, “Spectra staff always wholeheartedly throw themselves into all our charitable ventures, and the excuse to dress up is always popular. Although we set ourselves a modest target to support this fantastic charity, the contributions made by staff exceeded expectations yet again. Thank you to all those who donated; the jumpers were great!”.
Indeed, contributions from the day have enabled Save the Children to pay for 588 malnutrition food sachets, 60 midwives birth kits, 28 children hygiene packs and seven school-in-a-bag kits.