Local good causes
At JoJo, we’re fortunate enough to be able to support local good causes, as well as our in-house charity, Nema. Over the years, our teams have raised money for some of the country’s most worthy causes through sponsored walks, bungee jumps and other brave challenges.
As much as we’d love to support more charities, we regret we are fully committed to supporting Nema on a financial and time basis but we may be able to assist your fundraising activities by supplying a raffle prize.
Please contact us for more information.
Here are some examples of the many fundraising projects undertaken by our teams and supported by JoJo:
JOJO CUSTOMER SERVICE RAISE MONEY FOR RED NOSE DAY
Our lovely Newport Customer Service team have set themselves a challenge to cover the distance of Hadrian’s Wall, 73 miles, using a step machine and treadmill. They will be running, walking or skipping throughout the week and hoping to complete the trek on Red Nose Day wearing Onesies, while continuing to resolve any Customer Service issues they collect on the way.
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Apologies to any JoJo customers who hear a little panting in the background as they discuss their orders with us! Final result of our teams amazing efforts was a donation of £352.40 to charity. Well done all!
THE THOUSAND PRESS-UPS FOR NEMA
For the next 100 days, JoJo’s finest fitness fanatics will be enduring the 10,000 Press Up Challenge to raise money for Nema, our in house charity.
From the 4th March 2013, eleven Newport staff will attempt to complete an average of 100 press ups a day each, to raise as much as possible.
The challenge sees each participant completing their press ups in their own individual ways – either all in one go before work or spreading them out throughout the day. The gruelling challenge will end on 11th June 2013 ! Their target is to raise lots of money for Nema which will go towards school scholarships.
BRAVEHEARTED AND WARM HEARTED
Ian, our IT manager joined by some of the teams from our stores jumped out of a plane at 2000 feet – all for the our charity Nema, raising hundreds of pounds in the process. They braved the weather and the elements and had pretty scary but exhilarating time, raising hundreds of pounds in the process.
CHESTER LOOK AFTER LITTLE HEARTS
Our Chester team have donated discount vouchers and sent a raffle prize to our Chester Breastfeeding Friendly group who held a coffee morning event for Macmillan Cancer. They also want to start fundraising for the Little Hearts Matter Charity which supports parents with children who have or have died from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
We are happy to donate raffle prizes to baby related charities local to our stores. Our lovely girls at JoJo in Reigate arranged a prize for the Reigate High Street Playgroup, which helped them to raise £1,284 this christmas.
RAFFLES GALORE FUND SCHOOL PLACES
Cathy, from our accounts department is a demon at fundraising. She collects and hoards unwanted gifts, special offers and lovely presents all season then has a mega raffle at the next team party. She regularly raised about £200 for Nema, our charity based in Africa and has purchased desks for the JoJo funded school as well as helped to fund scolarships for some of the secondary school aged children who need to move on and go to boarding school.
JoJo has actively supported First Story, a UK charity that raises confidence and self-belief amongst deprived children through the power of creative writing. We came across this charity and just loved what they were doing – in fact we loved it so much that we co-funded an author to work in a tough state school which showed great results.
First Story works by placing acclaimed authors as writers-in-residence in challenging secondary schools across the UK. Through the academic year, each writer leads weekly creative writing workshops for students and teachers. At the end of the workshops, First Story publishes a professionally produced anthology for each school and helps the schools host book launches at which the students read their stories aloud to friends, family and teachers. The impact is enormous. Not only do students develop a deep love of language and an enjoyment of reading, but they learn real self-belief and confidence of expression through the process of creative writing. This in turn transforms the outlook within the schools and filters through into the wider community, further enriching the lives of all those around them.
To find out more about First Story, please visit firststory.org.uk.
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