HOTTER staff are celebrating after marching past the £120k target they pledged to raise for terminal illness charity Marie Curie – with Lancashire brews and biscuits.
The Skelmersdale footwear retailer and shoemaker passed its original fundraising target two months earlier than expected on Lancashire Day (Nov 27) – and has revealed it will continue to support Marie Curie for another two years.
Senior staff at the company are giving their staff the perfect Lancashire treat to say thanks - a proper Lancashire tea break!
“We look for the perfect fit in everything we do and when we first spoke to Marie Curie we felt that was exactly what we had found,” commented Hotter CEO Ian Watson.
“I’m immensely proud of our staff for this outstanding fundraising campaign and thrilled that this equates to 6,000 hours of nursing care. It’s only right we take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to reflect on the fundraising work with a brew and a biscuit or two!
“Our staff really have been on a mission to reach this target, they’ve been climbing mountains, racing bikes, making cakes, organising work-out-a-thons and car washes and volunteering in stores. Our customers have taken part in our store events and more than 5,000 of them are proudly wearing our limited edition Daffodil shoes and boots.
“Marie Curie does vital work delivering care and support to people living with a terminal illness, and their families, across the UK. I’m proud and delighted with what Hotter has achieved so far – and we have pledged to continue supporting Marie Curie over the next two years.”
Matthew Reed, chief executive at Marie Curie said: “Throughout our partnership Hotter’s commitment and enthusiasm in supporting Marie Curie has been outstanding, and we’re looking forward to working together for a further two years.
“Hotter employees and customers regularly go the extra mile through their fundraising efforts, donating gifts to our hospices and volunteering in our shops.
“The money Hotter have raised will help Marie Curie support people living with a terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have together.”