A record breaking total of £2,600 was raised by the staff of Greenhous Commercials in Willenhall from their annual charity day. It is a regular feature of the social calendar for the staff to get dressed up following a particular theme, have fun and raise funds for the Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton.
Following on from last year’s ‘Cops and Robbers’ theme, this year ‘Pirates’ had the staff dreaming of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with a range of colourful outfits, complete with make-up, wigs and plastic cutlasses. There were even some very talkative parrots!
With threats of walking the gang plank and time to be spent swabbing the decks if people didn’t part with money, an amazing amount was collected. Truck sales executive, Stuart Gaunt was so taken with his pirate look he went out to see customers in full pirate dress finished off with a rather attractive facial make-over from the girls in the office!
The charity day comprises raffles, tombola, lots of food, guessing games and has resulted in the record amount raised for Compton Hospice. Greenhous Commercials organiser, Helen Cooper was delighted with the response saying: “Well done to us all!!! I’m sure all will agree it was a great day and a massive thank you to all that took part in helping to raise such a brilliant amount of cash for such a worthwhile charity. I know Compton Hospice will be truly grateful for our donation and be able to put it to very good use.”
On behalf of the Compton Hospice, Simon Cater, Corporate Fundraiser, said: “We are extremely grateful to all the staff at Greenhous DAF for supporting Compton Hospice again this year The team put in so much effort to make their event such a success and the money raised will help us continue to support our patients and their families”.