Charities do a lot of pleading, for the funding that can help them to sustain the work they do.
But more important, perhaps, is taking the time to say “thank you”. Over the weekend we’ve had a great fundraising event at John Lewis in Sheffield. One customer donated her entire winter fuel payment, writing out a cheque for £100. Thank you doesn’t really seem enough in those circumstances. The generosity of customers over the weekend has been amazing.
I also have to thank Debbie and the staff at John Lewis who couldn’t do enough for us.
Most importantly, I thank my staff who volunteered to lead our fundraising effort over the weekend. Without them, we wouldn’t have raised a penny.
We didn’t achieve everything we set out to (you never do!). But thousands more people now know a bit more about Age UK Sheffield and what we do. Hopefully it’s just the start of our drive to improve the awareness of our work across the city.