We were delighted to learn that law firm Taylor Rose TTKW, who have been supporting us throughout the year, that they would be making an enormous donation of £69,519 of residual funds.
We were chosen as Taylor Rose TTKW’s charity of the year following an employee vote and nomination by one of the firm’s directors who experienced first-hand the difference the charity makes to families.
At a time when everything is uncertain The Sick Children’s Trust gives families some stability in their day-to-day life, by supporting them with a place to stay close to their child. It costs £30 to support a family for one night, and the charity relies entirely on voluntary donations to make this possible. Taylor Rose TTKW’s recent donation is in addition to fundraising events carried out by its employees throughout the year and a £3,500 donation towards The Sick Children’s Trust Christmas Carol Service which took place on Wednesday 11 December. They also participated in the charity’s events such as the Golf Day, Big Chocolate Tea and will be taking part in the Last Hour Appeal in which employees are donating the last hour of their 2019 salary to the charity. Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Sick Children’s Trust, Charlotte Webster, said:
“Throughout the year, employees at Taylor Rose TTKW have been busy raising as much money as possible to give families with seriously ill children in hospital a warm and comfortable place to stay. We are incredibly grateful for being chosen as the charity of the year for Taylor Rose TTKW. Their continued efforts have made it possible for hundreds of families to stay together when it matters most.
“As many of us look forward to Christmas, the families we support will be spending it in hospital with their child. By taking part in the Last Hour Appeal, Taylor Rose TTKW will be giving these families a warm and comfortable place to stay over the Christmas period, which means families won’t have to worry about where they’ll stay while their child is in hospital. For these families, this is the greatest present of all – the Gift of Togetherness.”
Over the next few weeks, Taylor Rose TTKW will continue giving to the charity through their ‘Giving Tree.’ Taylor Rose TTKW will be having a decorated ‘Giving tree’, up in their Peterborough office reception. The tree is decorated with labels which will offer a stocking filler item which will be gifted to the children staying at Acorn House, Cambridge. Staff can pick a label and donate a gift to the charity. The gifts will be sent to the house manager to be put out for children on Christmas Eve.
Adrian Jaggard, CEO of Taylor Rose TTKW said: “There is always a wonderful atmosphere during the holiday season, within this festive period we aim to raise as much money possible for our chosen charities whilst staff enjoy the festive activities.”