Ghoulish goings-on boost RNLI coffers
03 November 2014
Staff from Persimmon Homes West Wales caused Halloween havoc when they donned spooky outfits and held a pumpkin carving competition to raise vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Employees from the head office, located at the Penllergaer Business Park in Swansea, as well as on-site staff across its housing developments throughout West Wales, dressed up in their scariest outfits to raise funds.
For those that didn’t dress up, they faced a £5 forfeit and the fun continued throughout the day with Halloween-inspired refreshments, ghoulish games and a freakishly fun pumpkin carving competition.
More than £200 has been raised from the event which will be donated to the RNLI, Persimmon’s chosen charity of the year, which will go towards their target of raising £5,000 in the coming year.
“I’m very impressed that so many of our staff have really gone to town on their outfits and made such an effort for this very worthwhile cause,” commented Persimmon’s sales director, Sharon Robinson.
“We’ve got an extremely busy year ahead here at Persimmon Homes West Wales, but we’ll make sure we make time to raise money for the charity that provides such a vital service for the people of Wales.”
Persimmon Homes West Wales has announced a busy programme of charity activities to raise funds for the RNLI, which provides a 24-hour on-call lifeboat search and rescue service across Wales.
It also offers a seasonal lifeguard safety service on 32 of Wales’ busiest beaches throughout the summer months, including Aberavon in Neath and Port Talbot.
Jen Abell, community fundraising manager at RNLI, said: “It’s great to see events like this Halloween fundraiser being organised and shows that it can be quite a lot of fun to raise funds for charity.
“With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives in Wales and we rely entirely on donations from the public and businesses like Persimmon to fund these vital services.”