NRS Healthcare’s Norwich Service Centre has been working to raise money for its latest charity of choice and has this year chosen to support St Martins Housing Trust, which provides accommodation, residential care and support for homeless people in Norfolk
In the fundraising push, customer service agent, Jean Suffling, has been running a chocolate shop – available to everyone at NRS’ Norwich Service Centre. By opening an employee chocolate shop, and hosting ‘dress-down Friday’s’, staff members at the Norwich Service Centre raised £800 for the Trust, which is the equivalent of around 1,330 Dairy Milk bars.
“We have a lot of chocoholics in our team here, so we raise money selling them their daily fix! St Martins does really great work in the local area, so we voted for them to receive our donations for the past year,” said a spokesperson for the retailer.
“In previous years the charities have been for local dementia and the air ambulance and this year we have chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust. We have purchased £800 worth of food, clothing and supplies for St. Martin’s, which they have gratefully received.”
Meanwhile, Derek Player, general manager at St Martins charity, said: “On behalf of our trustees and service users, I thank you for your generous donation. Your support means a great deal to us in the context of an increasing need for our services. We rely on donations to fulfil our work with people who are facing a major crisis in their lives.”