Mallon colleagues in our Cookstown office have helped to provide a brighter Christmas to some children in care within the local community.
Before Covid, our colleagues in the Cookstown office used to hold a monthly ‘Casual Friday’ event. The team paid to wear their own clothes to work, which helped to contribute to a positive work spirit and feel–good factor ahead of the weekend. In the initial chaos of the first Covid lockdown, it wasn’t possible to hold Casual Fridays anymore. Following a year of various lockdowns, our working landscape has changed forever meaning that Causal Fridays at Mallon are now a thing of the past.
However, even though Causal Fridays have ended, the previous contributions of our Cookstown colleagues meant that they had raised a fantastic £440! The money raised has been donated to the local Cookstown branch of the Kindness of Strangers charity to support their Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal.
The Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal aims to make Christmas extra special for children and young people in care or who are experiencing significant hardship for various reasons. Children can put wishes on a tree in the Kindness of Strangers charity shop including their age and a gift they would like for Christmas.
The money donated by Mallon colleagues went towards the support of two boys, aged 4 and 8, who are looking forward to spending their first Christmas with their Dad. The four–year–old has asked Santa for a transformer, a Paw Patrol scooter, arts and crafts, a T–Rex dinosaur and a camera. The eight–year–old has asked Santa for a bicycle, Lego, Minecraft and a remote control car.
From everyone at Mallon, we hope the family has a truly magical Christmas this year!