2017 was Afiniti’s first year supporting The Honeypot Children’s Charity.
From bake sales to sponsored runs, colleagues and friends of Afiniti was hard at work during 2017 to raise valuable funds for our new charity of the year, Honeypot.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children; they are the only charity in the UK offering consistent support throughout childhood; from the age of 5 until a child’s 12th birthday. Many of the Honeypot children have little place else to turn and through Honeypot’s long-term programme of respite breaks and outreach support, they have the chance to make friends, build life skills and most importantly create happy childhood memories.
Aside from the bake sales, a Christmas Jumper fundraiser and sponsored sporting events throughout the year, colleagues at Afiniti were also treated to a visit from a very special guest at their Christmas Party. Santa raised over £250 on the day for Honeypot – collecting donations from colleagues and associates. He even managed to eat his Christmas meal wearing full beard and fluffy hat; so thank you Anthony Edwards for being an incredibly good sport!
Melina Alexandrou, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Honeypot, said, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Afiniti team for their fantastic fundraising efforts. The £1,400 raised will pay for a full year of support for 3 Honeypot children, which includes a weekend respite break, 3 outreach visits, a birthday card and Christmas present. We’re really looking forward to our partnership in 2018 and can’t thank you enough.”
Lorna Tarrant, Creative Director, Afiniti, commented, “2017 was Afiniti’s first year supporting this great charity, and we had a lot of fun with our fundraising throughout the year. People are at the heart of everything we do at Afiniti, and as a family-oriented organisation we’ve really enjoyed not only raising the money, but also seeing how our funds are being put to such great use for the children at Honeypot.”
We’re currently planning our fundraising activities for this year at Afiniti, and we’re planning on pushing the fundraising total up even higher for 2018.
If you’d like to learn more about the incredible work that Honeypot does, or to see how you can get involved with raising funds for this very worthy cause, take a look at the Honeypot website.