Trio of charities benefit from Jaywing fundraising exploits

By Anita Jaynes on January 01, 2015

Three charities have benefited from fundraising by the staff social committee at West Swindon based company Jaywing, an outsourced contact centre for major brands.

Throughout the year, staff took part in the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Super Hero Day, an Easter raffle, a Halloween party, breast cancer awareness, a summer family day that attracted over 400 people, Christmas jumper day and Comic Relief.

During the World Cup each client team represented a different country in the competition and decorated their work area in national colours and raised money by serving food from their country.

At a cheque presentation today, Jaywing managing director Chris Hancock thanked the social committee for their hard work.

He said: “They organised 14 different events and nobody in the company was allowed an excuse for not taking part in some way. The group put in so much energy and brought a lot of fun to our workplace, and I’m really glad we’ve been able to support three great causes.”

The committee initially set a fundraising target of £2,500 but managed to achieve over £3,620 which was distributed to Wiltshire Air Ambulance (£1,735.26) and £578.82 each to Prospect Hospice and Cancer Research UK.

There were also donations to Sport Relief (£500) and the Wear it Pink campaign (£228.65).

Bolstered by their success the social committee has set themselves a target of raising £4,000 during 2015 in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Great Western Hospital and Swindon Foodbank.

Picture by Richard Wintle, Calyxpix: Left to right, Jaywing MD Chris Hancock, social committee member Jordan Kirby, Annie Harvey, regional fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, Prospect Hospice ambassador John Fowler, Rebecca De La Bedoyere of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, social committee members Colin Yates and Susan Baker