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Jarrold raises £50K as part of 250th anniversary

Back in November 2017 Jarrold set themselves the challenge to raise £50k by 2020 to support three charities – The Prince’s Trust, EACH nook appeal and Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity – The thought was giving back £50,000 to mark the 250th anniversary. 

The Jarrold 250 Charity Initiative, set up to raise funds for three local charities by the time the independent department store reached its 250th year, has raised over £50K thanks to fundraising initiatives such as colleague quizzes and competitions, activities such as dragon boat racing, Run Norwich, Christmas events such as Carols with the King and amazing support from its customers. The independent retailer recently presented the three charities with the final, much needed funds at a special ceremony instore. 

Caroline Allen, EACH Norfolk Corporate Fundraiser, said: “The Nook simply wouldn’t have been possible without amazing support like this. Having initially pledged to raise £10,000, staff and customers of Jarrold have clearly put in a huge effort to help turn our vision to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk into reality. We couldn’t be more grateful and we hope to count on the continued support of Jarrold and businesses across the county going forward, as the number of children and young people who could benefit from our service continues to grow.”

Carole Slaughter, Head of Fundraising at Big C said “The funds that Jarrold has kindly donated to Big C projects over the years have made a considerable difference to those in Norfolk and Waveney affected by cancer. This outstanding support continues with a new contribution of £8,000 which along with a £10,000 donation last year will support our Nearer to Home Appeal to build a new state of the art Norwich cancer support centre in Dereham Road. A big thank you to all at Jarrold for your continued generosity.”

Katrina Archer-Rand, Fundraising Manager, The Prince’s Trust said: “The Prince’s Trust are incredibly grateful for the support of Jarrold. Not only has the money they raised gone towards supporting Norfolk young people to achieve their employability potential, they welcomed our young people into their store and gave them opportunities to gain vital retail skills and experience. Our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff in the store who helped make this happen.” 

Michelle Jarrold, Development Director, Jarrold said “ I am enormously proud of our colleagues who have contributed their time and efforts to make this fundraising appeal so successful over three years. 

2020 has also been the start of our new charity initiative which will be focused on raising funds for three new charities, Priscilla Bacon Hospice, St Martins Housing Trust and Little Lifts and I know our colleagues will throw their efforts into it.”

The photo shows the three charities EACH, Big C and The Prince’s Trust receiving the final instalment cheques.

For more information about the new charities and Jarrold’s fundraising activities click here