John Henry Group has raised more than £250 in aid of Global Radio’s annual Make Some Noise charity campaign.
This is the second year that John Henry Group has supported the event, a national campaign to raise awareness for smaller and ‘lesser known’ charities.
This year, John Henry Group’s Callum Morton organised the event, which saw employees dressing in loud, bright clothing and wearing wigs and hats to raise awareness.
‘I believe today’s Dress Loud Day has been a great success,’ said Callum, ‘plenty of people got involved in one way or another… either dressing up, taking part in the raffle or buying some cakes.
“I am extremely proud of us, as a company, for helping out those that are less fortunate and look forward to doing more in the future.’
On the day, radio presenter, Dan Gasser from Heart Cambridgeshire’s Drivetime show, came to visit John Henry Group’s head office to see what they had done to get involved.
He was met by several members of the John Henry Group team dressed in brightly coloured clothing and wigs.
The raffle saw many members of staff buying several strips of tickets in order to win some prizes, but there could only be three winners.
Third place went to Riannan Atkinson who won three boxes of chocolates, Rob Lowin received the second place prize of three bottles of wine, and the first place winner was Alison Gillett, who received two restaurant gift cards and a bottle of champagne, as well as a nice bouquet of flowers.
A final prize was handed out to the person who dressed the loudest, and that honour went to … who won a bottle of champagne.
Global Radio’s Make Some Noise initiative supports small charities that are raising money to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Within the Cambridgeshire area, money was being raised for Stars, a charity that provides a bereavement counselling service to young people between the ages of 5 and 25 across Cambridgeshire.
Money was being raised for a new Bereavement Counsellor and new family days.
The charity currently has a waiting list of 13 weeks so this extra counsellor will be beneficial to all so they can provide support more quickly than they can at the moment.
At final count at the end of the day John Henry Group raised £251.54 for Stars.