Leicestershire company raises £55k for three charities

The total to be donated to each charity is almost £20,000.

Mather Jamie hand over a cheque for £55,471 to Loros, Rainbows and One Roof Leicester
L-R: Georgina Sanders (LOROS), Eric Waweru (One Roof), Robert Cole (Mather Jamie), Emily Wright (Rainbows), Karyn Aviani (One Roof)

Mather Jamie, a specialist land development and property consultancy, has raised over £55,000 for three local charities.


Having started fundraising in February 2021, it's been part of several planned activities to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary.


The original goal was to raise £30,000 to be split equally between Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, LOROS and One Roof Leicester, a local homeless charity.

Throughout the last year, employees have organised many fundraising events. These, along with generous support from clients and professional contacts, have raised a grand total of £55,471.


Many unusual challenges were completed to raise the funds including:

  • Relay teams tackling the infamous Leicester Round – a walk of 100 miles through some of the best loved locations around the Leicestershire.

  • Alex Reid cycled the equivalent of 13 of the world's highest peaks and mountains on his bike.

  • A Top Gear style “bangers and cash’ race, culminating in drag racing bangers around the track at Prestwold Hall

  • Other activities included cake sales and curry lunch clubs.

Mather Jamie also paid £5,000 to sponsor a rocket as part of the LOROS Rocket Round Leicester initiatives. Their rocket was later auctioned off to raise even more money for LOROS.

"When we embarked on this campaign," says Robert Cole, Mather Jamie's Managing Director, "our goal was to help our chosen charities through the most challenging period in all of our lives. However, the more we came to understand the great work each does for their community, the more people embraced the campaign and wanted to get involved.


"Consequently, the grand total smashed our expectations. We are extremely grateful to our staff and to our clients for all their support. Now the charities will be able to deliver more vital services to those in need."

The total raised online was £37,266, topped up by many generous donations from clients, as well as £15,000 from Mather Jamie themselves, bringing the overall share for each charity to £18,490.

 

Written by Tom Young

Tom is a feature writer for Niche Magazine and the Event Co-Ordinator for Cross Productions. He has a degree in Creative Writing and over a decade of experience working in comedy and theatre as the founder of improv group The Same Faces. He writes about what's on, interesting people, and local events.