Laurie jump starts fundraising

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end

Scott Adams

Laurie prepares for his jump

Emanuel Whittaker joiner, Laurie Patrick showed he was no shrinking violet when it comes to raising money for charity.

Laurie has truly thrown himself into the spirit of the Emanuel Whittaker Team Challenge, which sees teams being given £50 with the intention that they use whatever ‘legitimate’ means they can to increase the money for the Emanuel Whittaker nominated charities.

Laurie, pictured third from left with the rest of the ‘Shrinking Violets’ team

Laurie, who is part of the ‘Shrinking Violets’ team entered himself for a bungee jump for charity. The death defying leap took place in the glorious sunshine and was overseen by team members Sue and Tony Crocker. Laurie’s putting his sponsorship money in the Shrinking Violets pot, and hoping that they win the team challenge to raise as much money for charity as possible.

The £50 Challenge is just one of the fundraising initiatives launched as part of the 175 Little Acts of Kindness initiative to mark the 175th anniversary of the company. 13 teams have entered the challenge and are undertaking a vast array of fundraising initiatives from a karaokethon to sponsored slims; sales of handmade garden furniture and kitchen equipment; football, cricket, golf and clay pigeon shooting tournaments to name but a few. All the money raised will be distributed between Emanuel Whittakers nominated charities, Dr Kershaws Hospice and The Christie Charity.