Over the years, we’ve helped charities of all sizes raise thousands of pounds for excellent causes. This year, our employee-led charity of choice is the Guide Dogs. They work to give people with sight loss the confidence and skills they need to live the life they choose. Almost 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. By 2050, there could be nearly 4 million.
Our Guide Dog Fundraising Activities
Our goal is to help Guide Dogs raise much needed funds. They rely on donations from the public to keep their life-changing services running. Recent statistics revealed less than 1% of their income came from government funding.
So, every penny really counts, for example:
£5 could support a working guide dog partnership for a day
£18 could buy a harness handle for a guide dog
- £30 could cover the cost of a visit to the vet
This year we have a host of fun-filled fund-raising activities lined up. From adventurous Sky Dives, to the Coniston Challenge, to our ever-popular Bake Sales.
Throughout the years, Team OCSL and our volunteers in the charity committee HOPES, have given up their time and money to help raise thousands of pounds.
Previous Fundraising Activities
Last year we supported the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse across the UK. Helping children rebuild their lives, protect those at risk and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening again.
2017 Partner: NSPCC
During 2017, we took part in some wonderful fundraising activities. We set ourselves a target of £25,000 and we are proud to say that we smashed this target and raised a grand total of £25,713!
Just check out some of the awesome things we got up to: