December 22, 2016

Essential Group Raise Money for Charities on Christmas Jumper Day

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Essential Group of Companies got into the festive spirit to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and Kirkwood Hospice’s Winter Woolly Day.

The event, which took place on Friday 16th December at Essential Enterprise Village featured all staff members wearing their festive knits in exchange for donations towards the charities, with prizes and a sweepstake on offer.

Half of the money raised from the event went to Save the Children who work with disadvantage children across 120 countries to provide shelter and food, with the other half going to Kirkwood Hospice, who maintain the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses across Kirklees. 

£10 donated to Kirkwood Hospice could pay for one patient’s Christmas Dinner

Debbie Murry (left) took top prize while Neil and Rachel finished 2nd and 3rd respectively

Debbie Murry (left) took top prize while Neil and Rachel finished 2nd and 3rd respectively

Prizes were awarded to staff members for the best three jumpers, with Debbie Murry, Commercial Director of Essential Healthcare Solutions winning the top prize, a bottle of prosecco for her Mrs Claus outfit. Neil Dillon, Essential Healthcare’s Business Development Manager finished 2nd, with Rachel Smith, Internal Sales Executive taking third place.

Over £538,000 has been raised so far from Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children.

Brady Frost, Marketing Executive at Essential Group of Companies said: “Here at Essential, we always like to give something back, especially at this time of season so the Christmas Jumper Day/Winter Woolly Day for Save the Children and Kirkwood Hospice is the perfect opportunity for us to get in the festive mood, whilst raising money for charity.”

“We were inspired to take part by the work we saw Save the Children are doing all over the world and the work Kirkwood Hospice do day in day out for people with life limiting illnesses in Kirklees. Thank you to all our staff who took part, we hope these small gestures can help be part of a big difference for these charities and the people they help.”

To view our gallery of pictures, see below:

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is fun, easy to organise and everyone can be part of it. To find out more and sign up for next year, visit

Kirkwood Hospice’s Winter Woolly Day is designed to raise funds for the hospice to help provide patients with threatening illnesses in Kirklees. To donate, visit: