Staff at Co-op Legal Services took their Christmas fundraising activities seriously when they were tasked with decorating Santa hats to raise money for our Charity Partner, the British Red Cross.
Members of staff in Manchester and Bristol bought Santa hats for a £2 donation to British Red Cross and then had to decorate them in order to win a prize. The Santa hat categories where most colourful, largest and the silliest; of which there were quite a few!
We invited guest judges from British Red Cross to independently award the prizes in each category. In addition to the Santa hat competition, there was a raffle for a Christmas Hamper and in total we raised just over £450 towards our fundraising target.
The Co-operative Group, which has a history of supporting British Red Cross since 1945, is currently working with British Red Cross to both raise much needed funds and to campaign on the vital issue of social isolation and loneliness, which brings emotional and health problems such as depression and anxiety; and that can affect one in seven people across Britain.
Money raised by the Co-op Group from its communities across the UK will assist the British Red Cross in providing vital care and support for thousands of isolated and lonely people, helping them reconnect with those communities and bringing them life-changing care in their homes.
To donate to British Red Cross please visit British Red Cross/Donate-Now or text tackle to 70600 to donate £5. British Red Cross will receive 100% of your donation. Your text will cost £5 plus your network’s standard rate.