Saga staff in race to raise cash for charities

EMPLOYEES at Saga have been racing to reach the target of £65,000 raised for charity by holding a range of events.

During the annual Fundraising Fortnight, which this year runs from September 15 to 30, different areas of the business are going head to head to attempt to raise the largest ever amount.

Marathon running, cake baking and skydiving are just some of the activities undertaken by staff across the south east.

In addition, the company will match every pound raised by staff.

The two charities benefitting are the Saga Respite for Carers Trust, which provides well-needed breaks to hundreds of unpaid carers in the UK, and the Saga Charitable Trust, which supports sustainable projects in developing countries.

There will be an assortment of activities taking place at every Saga site, including a holiday raffle in Hastings, tombola in Thanet, sports day in Sandgate, football matches in Folkestone and a cyclothon in Cheriton.

Paul Green, director of communications, said: “The charitable fortnight gives everyone the chance to take part in some fun, and even some not so fun activities for some very good causes.”

For more information visit www.saga.co.uk/saga-charitable-foundation.