Recruitment firm raises £6,000 for Francis House

Beth Johnson from Interlink Recruitment alongside Rachel Astill from Francis House
Beth Johnson from Interlink Recruitment alongside Rachel Astill from Francis House

Employees from Manchester legal recruitment consultancy Interlink Recruitment have raised more than £6,000 for Francis House in two years of charity fundraising activity.

The international consultancy with offices in London and Manchester picked Francis House as their Charity of the Year 2018/2019.

Commercial Director Daniel Rosenthal said: “When we embarked on supporting Francis House in 2018, giving back to the community through charity fundraising was the one thing we weren’t doing as a business.

“By that time our team had grown significantly, and we felt the time was right to support a local charity.”

“Fundraising for Francis House made a big difference across the business. It enabled us to get involved in events we wouldn’t have otherwise pursued; and to do so with empathy and understanding.

“Our team is used to working towards goals, but reaching our fundraising target brought a greater sense of achievement for everyone.”

The team kicked off their efforts by sponsoring a colleague to grow a moustache for two months and raised £1,000.

Dress-down Fridays, movie days and team nights out followed along with participation in the Easter Knitted Chick Appeal, Great Manchester Run and the Francis House Cheshire Three Peaks challenge.

Within two years a total of £6,107 was raised for the charity that cares for the families of children and young people with life-limiting conditions in Didsbury.

Rachel Astill, fundraiser at Francis House said: “We feel very fortunate to have worked with a company as enthusiastic and generous as Interlink – not only were they keen to get involved with our events, but their eagerness to learn more about the hospice over the partnership showed their true compassion for our cause.”