LEON Doyle, star of BBC1’s The Apprentice, is asking local businesses in Epworth to get behind Samaritans’ new workplace fundraising day, Feel Good Friday.
Sponsored by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, Feel Good Friday aims to recruit people to take part in ‘feel-good’ themed fundraisers and challenges at their place of work, in return for a donation to Samaritans. Employees are being encouraged to organise activities such as coming to work in slippers, playing ‘feel good’ songs, or hosting a lunchtime Zumba and aerobics class, all in the name of charity.
Former Apprentice contestant, Leon Doyle, founder of The Master Menu, is encouraging businesses in Epworth to get behind the Samaritan campaign. He said: “January is always a tough month for both employers and employees suffering from post-Christmas blues and struggling to keep to New Year’s Resolutions. Fundraising is a great way of boosting staff morale and bringing a business together for a fantastic cause. Planning and organising activities to support ‘Feel Good Friday’ is a great opportunity for the Yorkshire business community to come together and raise some money for Samaritans to continue their dedicated work.”
Over the Christmas period, Samaritans answered more than 193,000 calls from people struggling to cope, and funds raised through Feel Good Friday will help the charity answer more calls from people with nowhere else to turn.
Feel Good Friday is taking place on Friday February 3, 2012. and companies can register to take part and download a fundraising pack by visiting www.feelgoodfriday.org