Castle Water employees put on their festive knitwear on Friday 13 December to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. As a partner of Save the Children, Castle Water and its customers raise money for the Emergency Fund every month, rounding the year off with a fun and festive way to top up our annual contributions.
Castle Water employees were given a virtual reality experience by Save the Children’s Partnership Manager, Charlotte Seymore, when she visited the Blairgowrie offices on Christmas Jumper Day. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets gave employees a 360° immersive experience of Save the Children’s vital work helping children displaced by conflict in South Sudan.
“Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is a great, simple way of helping make the world better with a sweater. Save the Children work in 118 countries across the world including the UK. All donations raised go towards helping build a better future for children. Since Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign began, it has raised over £5.5 million for children.
In March this year, Castle Water signed a further three-year agreement to continue raising for this vital fund which ensures that Save the Children can respond as soon as disaster strikes.
To boost the contribution, Castle Water is doubling donations from £50 to £100 when new customers choose the Save the Children donation option on any of our cashback campaigns. Existing customers can also help by choosing to switch to Direct Debit during December and Castle Water will donate £100 to Save the Children on their behalf.
Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds OBE, said: “Castle Water is pleased to partner with Save the Children and support their vital work in saving children’s lives, fighting for their rights and helping them to fulfil their potential.
“Our employees have made a great effort again this Christmas Jumper Day 2019. As a business, we can still do more and so, throughout December, we will donate £100 to Save the Children when a customer opts to pay by Direct Debit. It's quick and easy to do online here.”
Many Castle Water employees dusted off jumpers from last year, with others going all out to create a custom cardigan for the day. Other fundraising activities included a ‘Bake Off’ style Christmas cake competition and a raffle with generous donations made by Motherwell Football Club and a number of local businesses.
Now in our third year of participation, Castle Water’s contribution to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is growing year on year. In 2017, Castle water raised and donated £1,000 for the fund. In 2018 it was £1,088. In 2019 we have smashed those numbers and raised a grand total of £1,350!