SWAPPING suits for sparkly sweaters, Tayside solicitors and estate agents, Miller Hendry, have been spreading some Christmas cheer at work contributing to a national fundraising campaign that has raised £630,000 in aid of Save The Children.
Last Friday, the team got involved by donning an array of fun festive jumpers across their Dundee, Perth and Crieff offices and property shops all to raise awareness for the charity on Save The Children’s official Christmas Jumper Day. The aim of the appeal is to make the world better with a sweater.
Miller Hendry staff certainly got into the spirit of the day with many wearing their favourite woolly jumpers and some even customized their jumpers with extra tinsel and baubles. In return, staff made a donation to the charity.
Hayley Deas works in the Perth property shop for Miller Hendry and was responsible for getting the festive fundraising off the ground. She commented:
“Christmas is such a warm and merry time of year and I thought why not enjoy some festive fun and raise some money for people less fortunate. Save The Children does such amazing life-saving work for young people all around the world – from Brazil to Bangladesh. It is brilliant that everyone here at Miller Hendry has embraced the day and raised so much money.”
Both clients and colleagues got in on the act, posing for photos on social media in a bid to encourage members of the public to donate via text or in the offices. As part of the campaign, every pound that is donated will be match-funded by the UK government.
Ernest Boath, private client partner at Miller Hendry, commented:
“As solicitors, we deal with many different cases involving families and young people so we are very aware of the difficulties facing children in Scotland, but also further afield. This was a very good cause to support, and we are delighted that one day’s efforts raised so much, not to mention the text donations which went directly to Save The Children.”
Members of the public can still donate by texting TEAMMHWOOLLY £2 to 70050.
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For more information about Miller Hendry, please visit www.millerhendrysolicitors.co.uk
To find out more about Christmas Jumper Day, please http://jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk/
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