In these times of austerity, it is sometimes easy to cut back, but we have proudly managed to increase our level of commitment to all the charities with whom we feel strongly. All too often the first funding to be cut is that for the care sector and improving quality of life.
Terminally ill children deserve some enjoyment in their (often tragically short) lives, so this year Oliver Jaques are proud to be supporting Make-A-Wish UK the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
The average cost to grant a wish is £4000, so our annual pledge is to grant at least one wish. Last year we managed to raise that amount and more with our monthly donations and our sponsored events, the “Wear What You Wish Day “ and "Bake a Wish" cake sale. Our last sale had an amazing turnout and we managed to raise £2,276.To find out how you can support them too, please visit their website at www.make-a-wish.org.uk
Macmillan Cancer Research is a charity close to our Director Nicola Heard’s heart having watched her beloved Grandmother suffer with this dreadful illness we were therefore overjoyed when our Macmillan Coffee Morning last year raised over £700, Nicola was so thrilled she matched the donations and we raised a very healthy £1500 for the worthy cause.
We also attended the Children with Cancer ball in November where we donated £5000 to purchase a Karomed Transair Mattress Replacement System which we asked to be placed at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.