Since 2009 Finders Keepers has had a centralised charity of the year. The process is that they invite all staff to nominate a charity that they would like to support and state the reasons for the nomination. The nominations are shortlisted and then everyone around the 8 offices votes in order to pick a winner.
As this is their 10th year of supporting a charity, their aim is to raise £10k for their chosen charity, the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity.
The Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity funds the best medical equipment, research, training and facilities for both patients and staff at the hospital. The ward itself is a very bright and happy place, built around the needs of children and their families, with indoor and outdoor play areas, sensory rooms and even a school on-site “all thanks to the support of the local community. ” They rely on donations from the community to continue to transform the care they offer to their young patients. For example, their 10th Anniversary £2 Million Appeal which ran in 2017 is helping to fund new parents’ accommodation, as well as the very best patient monitor systems, microbiology equipment to quickly diagnose meningitis, and improved play areas.
Finders Keepers has already raised over £7.5k for this fantastic charity by holding a quiz and raffle, running challenges (OX5RUN and Oxford Half Marathon), a sky dive, and more and now they are planning an online auction. Finders Keepers have donated a couple of prizes and have contacted their local businesses and some of their own landlords in order to get some really exciting prizes, which they think will make great Christmas presents. Prizes include spa packages, wine tasting sessions, the decoration of a room, a year’s gym membership and a Christmas tree. There are also some superb celebrity donations in the pipeline!
The auction is scheduled to run from 15th November to 1st December and is open to any member of the public – not just our landlords and tenants. Just go to www.finders.co.uk from 15th November. Good luck!”