Sheffield postural care specialists Jenx, alongside their UK distribution division Jiraffe, are set to raise the equivalent of £10,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as a part of their ‘Charity of the Year’ partnership.
The team have already made contributions totalling £8,500 for Bluebell Wood during the partnership, through volunteering, equipment donations, along with additional fundraising activities including internal raffles and snack stations.
Since the partnership began in January 2019, employees at both Jenx and Jiraffe have provided a total of 260 volunteering hours at Bluebell Wood – equivalent to £2134 saved by the charity for not having to pay for labour.
Most recently, four members of the design and production teams at Jenx successfully completed a 15,000 ft. sponsored skydive, raising almost £2,200 for the North Anston-based hospice.
Employees from across the businesses have also raised the equivalent of £1,560 for the ‘Bag it up for Bluebell’ campaign, where employees have donated bags of clothes, toys and other items – estimated to be worth around £15 each – which were then sorted and distributed to Bluebell Wood retail stores.
The company have donated more than £2,500 of their postural equipment to the hospice for children with disabilities, in order to enhance therapy sessions.
Jenx have been researching, designing and manufacturing ground-breaking developmental postural equipment to support children with specific postural needs since 1982.
Holly Jenkins, Jiraffe Divisional Director, said: “As a company with children at the very core of our mission, Bluebell Wood is a charity close to our hearts and we are thrilled to have been able to help support the exceptional care they provide.
“Our aim is to help children with special postural needs to live happy and fulfilling lives – an ethos that Bluebell Wood share with us.”