BillSaveUK beats January blues16th January 2017
Energy efficiency company BillSaveUK is beating the January blues by donating £170 from its Christmas jumper and bake sale to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign.
On 16th December, employees at its head office in Beaumont Leys, Leicester donned jolly jumpers, tinsel tiaras and Santa specs to raise money for Save the Children’s national campaign, with extra funds being raised through bacon butty and bake sales.
Although many employees had already finished for the Christmas break, over 50 employees took part in the national campaign which asked for a £2 donation to ‘Wear a Woolly and Save Lives’.
Jon Sleightholme, BillSaveUK human resources director said: “Novelty Christmas jumpers have become a bit of a national phenomenon and I think to running a fundraising campaign around this is a fantastic idea by Save the Children.
“I wore my festive Star Wars sweatshirt and was impressed with the creativity of many of my colleagues’ wardrobe choices. We crowned winners for both the best jumper and best cake, though a round of applause was deserved by all who took part or donated.”
So far, over £2million has been raised through the ‘pullover power’ of the campaign, helping to aid Save the Children’s work, including providing essential healthcare, education, protection and food to millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.
For further information visit www.billsaveuk.com and www.christmasjumperday.org
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BillSaveUK is headquartered in Leicester and installs energy saving measures into around 3,000 homes and businesses throughout the UK every month. BillSaveUK Limited acquired the business and assets of Mark Group Limited (In Administration) in a sale and transfer on 14 October 2015; BillSaveUK Limited has thus acquired the rights, assets and name “Mark Group” and has, from that date, commenced trade on that basis.