We're absolutely committed to fundraising for a diverse range of charities each and every month of the year. Plus, we just love dreaming up new ways to raise money for our chosen charitable concerns. As you'll see in this charity news round-up, our current campaigns are no exception...
Anyone who's anyone now knows about our dress-down-Friday events. Held at all our regional offices, with staff making a suggested donation of £1 to come to work dressed in their jeans and casuals, this monthly occurrence generates upwards of £50. February's £55 was sent to R Charity, part of the Royal Liverpool Broadgreen University Hospitals, towards its £10m appeal for a new Royal.
Lauren Davies, Corporate Partnerships Manager at R Charity, emailed this thank you note: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all at Quill Pinpoint for your kind donation of £55 towards our appeal. As you may know, we are gearing up to the opening of the new Royal next year and so your support is really appreciated."
Taking place next is a firewalk for The Chrisie, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. Hailie Applegate, an IT Support Analyst in our Manchester office, was randomly searching for new fundraising ideas, found this and promptly signed up simply because it's something she'd never normally do for fear of failure or embarrassment or both!
Speaking about The Christie, Hailie comments: "The Christie has been important in my family's lives since I was a baby and the work they do and care they provide, at all stages of cancer treatment, remission and aftercare cannot be under-estimated."
Please sponsor Hailie on her secure JustGiving page.
Finally, on 21st April, Andy Morrison, one of our Liverpool-based Payroll Officers, is stepping into the boxing ring at Fusion Bar in Liverpool city centre to raise money for Kingsbury Primary School. Kingsbury is a special needs school in Skelmersdale which is saving up to equip a calming sensory room. Andy's nephew, Oliver, attends Kingsbury so it's a charity close to his heart.
Please sponsor Andy on his secure JustGiving page.
We haven't yet chosen a charity for March's dress-down-Friday funds, so if you have any inspiring suggestions, email our charity committee, Project QP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.