In the past year, we managed to raise £638.61 for our chosen charity Veterans with Dogs, which we have supported continuosly. We did this by having a cake sale in branch, where each member of staff contributed by making or donating a selection of cakes and biscuits. We had a raffle with prizes donated by holiday companies and local businesses.
The main event was a sponsored 5k inflatable run which the whole team took part in. It was gruelling with lots of challenges including a 'leap of faith' at the end, but we all came through it with just a couple of minor injuries and we all had great fun too. Our charity, Veterans with Dogs do marvellous work, helping our veterans lead normal lives. They train the dogs for the specific needs of service - related mental health conditions including PTSD. Assistance dogs can help with many things from turning lights on and off medication reminders, to grounding the handler during a panic attack.