As a guardianship company whose main priority is the safeguarding of children, Children in Need is a charity that is very close to our hearts.
Their belief is that every child in the UK has the right to a safe, happy and secure childhood - one which allows them the chance to reach their full potential. This is a vision mirrored within our own organisation and we wanted to do everything that we could to help such a great cause.
On Thursday 12th November at Midday, our Senior Guardianship Care Manager, Simon King, attended an appointment at Lustig & Webb, Salon De Coiffeur. Bright World challenged Simon to shave his head for the wonderful Children in Need and Lustig & Webb kindly volunteered to do this free of charge. Wearing his fantastically bright Pudsey onesie, Simon caught the attention of the BBC themselves, who thanked him personally for taking part in such a brave fundraising event. Huge congratulations to Simon – we’re loving the new look!
Before Simon’s ‘Brave the Shave’, Managing Director, Lana Foster, and Director of Safeguarding and Operations, Claire Taylor, were also put to the test as they bounced through Hurstpierpoint on space hoppers in their onesies. Luckily the rather glum looking clouds held off the rain just long enough for everyone to avoid disaster! It was an intense race but Lana just took the lead, winning Bright World’s first Space Hopper Challenge – well done Lana!
Watching the events unfold on the 12th and 13th were the remaining Bright World staff who were dressed in their finery on our “Wear What You Like for Charity’ days. Each member of staff made a donation of their own and came in wearing onesies, pyjamas, flower crowns, Pudsey ears and anything else that took their fancy. Even Apple and Onion were in the charitable spirit as they donned their own special pair of Pudsey ears.
With everyone’s incredible support, Bright World has raised over £400 for Children in Need so far. Well done to everyone who participated! However, there’s still time to donate to our Just Giving Page; all donations are welcome and you can find all of the pictures and videos from our two-day event on our Facebook page.
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
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