Cash for Kids voted as charity of the year 2023

  • Cash for Kids voted in as our charity of the year 2023 with a fundraising target of £5,000.
  • Over £8,000 donated to our charity of the year 2022, the British Heart Foundation.

In January, our employees voted in Cash for Kids as Quill’s charity of the year 2023.

The vote was a close race, seeing some very worthy causes nominated and pitching dedicated children and young people’s charity, Cash for Kids, in first position.

By getting behind nationally recognised Cash for Kids, our fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to disadvantaged families affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness and other difficulties. The aim of Cash for Kids is to help children and young people to achieve their potential and live life to the full, and we look forward to supporting their goals.

Reflecting upon 2022, we smashed our £5,000 target by raising over £8,000 through a variety of creative charitable activities, with the bulk of monies generated from our main ‘Bikes, Boats, Boots’ challenge, and our charity of the year 2022, the British Heart Foundation, able to use our donation to save lives from some of the world’s biggest killers.

In 2023, our fundraising target is once again set at £5,000 and our in-house, voluntary charity committee is busy devising a schedule of events for the year ahead on the theme of ‘falling’.

Karen Heggie, charity committee chair, says: “One of Quill’s core values is accountability to our communities by an active ‘giving back’ scheme. We’re delighted to have pledged more than £8,000 to the British Heart Foundation this past year and we’re proud of our staff for their sterling efforts.

“We can’t wait to start raising money for Cash for Kids over the coming twelve months. When you consider the charity’s UK-wide reach and positive impact on children and young people who need it the most, it’s no surprise it’s been chosen as our annual charity partner.

“On the topic of ‘falling’, we’re planning pursuits centred around the word’s meaning, such as an abseil, skydive or bungee jump, for example, but also more widely around falling on hard times for which we’re looking to take part in a sleep out in December. Watch this space.”

Stephanie Simpson, Regional Manager at Cash for Kids, explains: “We’re thrilled to team up with Quill and maximise our fundraising capacity to help people aged up to eighteen years old located up and down the country who benefit from our multiple initiatives, including our Mission Christmas appeal for which we’re probably best known. We thank everyone at Quill and wish them the best of luck for their 2023 fundraising.”