Jarrold Colleagues take part in the East Anglian Dragon Boat Race 2018
14 August 2018

Jarrold Colleagues take part in the East Anglian Dragon Boat Race 2018

On Saturday 11th August an intrepid team from Jarrold Retail lept on board THE GOOD SHIP JARROLD and took part in the East Anglian 2018 Dragon Boat Race at Oulton Broad. They made it to the semi final but just were not quite fast enough to get into the final.  Sponsorship that each team member raised will give a total of just over £1k to the charity fund.

Over the last 3 months they have been holding regular events in store for colleagues - including raffles, competitions, History tours of the store, Quiz and Chips evening and even guess the weight of the cake.

All this activity has resulted in the total fund having reached £21,500 - a great result and almost half way to the target of £50,000.

The Retail divisions 250 Charity Fundraising Initiative started in Nov 2017 and runs until 2020 with an aim to raise at least £50k to be shared by the following charities:
EACH Nook Appeal

The Nook Appeal will transform children’s palliative care across Norfolk including a new purpose-built hospice. Jarrold Retail have joined the ‘nook business network' and have pledged to raise £10k towards the new children’s hospice.

Big C 

Norfolk’s Cancer Charity - working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney. We will be helping Big C with fundraising for their brand new Support Centre in the heart of the Norwich Community.

The Prince’s Trust 

Creating brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30 empowering them to get into jobs, education and training. We will be working with Prince's Trust on a project in 2018/19 that will introduce 12 young people into the retail workplace.

Jarrold Retail previous challenges:

Our last challenge began in October 2011 and Jarrold Retail Charity Challenges raised over £52,000.  Prior to 2011 we also had a fundraising project that ran from 2005 to 2011 raising £65,000 and so the total monies raised by Jarrold Retail over the last 12 years has now reached £117,000. Monies raised have helped many local charities and projects, including Big C, EACH Nelsons Journey, Meningitis Now, PACT, The Hamlet Centre, HCPT Pilgrimage Trust, The Dogs Trust, Magic Moments, 2nd Dereham Toftwood Scouts, The Matthew Project and Age UK, plus many more.

To see our team in action click here

For more information on the Jarrold 250 Fundraising Initiative click here 

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