STAFF at a price comparison site look set to raise more than £10,000 in a year for a brain injury charity.
Simon Nixon, co-founder of moneysupermarket.com visited the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Development centre (BIRD) on Church Road, Eccleston, Chester to hand over £4,850.
Social committee members at moneysupermarket.com have come up with fun ideas to raise funds for the centre in Eccleston for the last four months.
“We are pleased to support such a worthy charity,” said Sue Hughes, from the company.
“All of our staff are really behind the appeal for the centre.”
With staff numbers on the increase at the price comparison site’s Ewloe headquarters, a reserved space in the car park is now hot property and a raffle for one raised almost £800 for BIRD.
Some staff took part in a moustache growing competition and with female employees allowed to use stick-on moustaches, the idea pulled in over £1,000.
Another contribution came from an Australian staff member who was shamed into donating £10 after the Wallabies lost to England in the Rugby World Cup.
BIRD was thrilled to receive its first cheque for £4,850. Practice manager Helen Schielke said: “We are delighted to have received this donation and are grateful for the time, effort and kindness that everyone at moneysupermarket.com has shown. In this, our 25th anniversary year, we are hoping to help all families who need our assistance.”