We are delighted to announce we have raised £10,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation as part of our 4th birthday celebrations.
In March 2016, planitgreen celebrated our 4th year of business, setting a target to raise £10,000 for Starlight. We hit our first and second quarterly micro targets of £2,500 and £5,000 each with a month to spare and by October had already raised £7,000 for the charity. We have been posting our progress over the past 9 months via social media and it has been fantastic to see the consistency of the fundraising totals week on week.
Thanks to an incredible 3rd Quarter full of fundraising events, donations and great sales figures, we were able to raise the necessary £3,000 to hit our total target of £10k before Christmas. This was the perfect way to end 2016 and leaves us with 3 months to beat our target by as much as possible.
Since planitgreen launched in 2013, the brand has raised an unbelievable £33,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation. This amount has granted numerous once-in-a-lifetime wishes and since March; 20 Distraction Boxes, 167 places at Starlight Parties and 400 (double our target) tickets to Christmas Pantomimes. For the next quarter, planitgreen will be looking to fund 200 places at the Starlight Story Tellers Tour, see below for more details. None of this would have been possible without the help of our amazing customers, our dedicated staff and their supportive friends and families. We would like to thank all who have helped us over the past 9 months and would encourage anyone who wishes to get involved over the coming quarter to get in touch.
We have now been working towards our £10,000 target for nine months, the 3rd Quarter mark in our year-long initiative. I am extremely proud to announce that together with our customers, corporate partners, staff, friends and family, the planitgreen fund-raisers have now exceeded our target.
Through numerous sporting events, our on-the-box donations and a whole range of other activities since March, we have now raised £11,500 for Starlight Children’s Foundation. With this said, we do not want to lose momentum and planitgreen will be looking to continue our fundraising with an aim of beating our £10,000 target by as much as possible. We would like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all that have participated, donated and supported our initiative so far and would encourage anyone who wishes to be involved to get in touch with our CSR team.Toby Pedder
Our team have so far taken part in; Swim Serpentine, Windsor Half Marathon, The Purbeck Plod, Spartan Race, Color Vibe, Summer Parties, Cake Bakes, Tuck Shop Sales, Dress Down Days and Boot Fairs to name a few.
Thank you once again and congratulations to all involved.
* Between April and June each year, the Starlight Storytellers tour criss-crosses the UK visiting hospitals and hospices bringing stories to life and giving the children the chance to forget about how unwell they feel. £12,50 pays for one child to enjoy the Starlight storyteller performance.