fundraise Articles

Umbrella attends the When You Wish Upon a Star's 20th Black & White Ball
marketing | 3 October 2017
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Our employees of the year had a great time at the When You Wish Upon a Star's 20th Black & White Ball on Saturday night.

The team snapped some great celeb selfies with stars such as Saracen from Gladiators, Nikki Sanderson from Hollyoaks, Will Mellor and the singer Carly Paoli.

A fabulous dinner and bubbly was followed by dancing into the night with some 'special moves' from Adam in Customer Services.

Umbrella.co.uk are proud to support and fundraise for this amazing charity who continue to grant the wishes of children living with life threatening illnesses.

Umbrella.co.uk staff are supporting their Mo Bros today with a dress down day.
marketing | 6 November 2015
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It's week 1 and some of the baby faced Umbrella bros are finding hair growth more challenging than others! The bros 'salute their most folically challenged friend Dan'.

"A 3 week head start and a touch of my Mum's mascara have got me in line with everyone else" Dan Bird. We've given him a helping hand in this week's photo.

Halloween Fundraising goes down a treat at Umbrella.co.uk
marketing | 30 October 2015
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Umbrella.co.uk staff got into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween today fundraising in aid of East Cheshire Hospice. Staff dressed up in their scariest costumes, sold spooky themed cakes, played Tombs of Doom and held a fancy dress and creepiest desk design competition.

Neil Armitage, Operations Director, said: “We are very proud of the commitment to fundraising shown by our employees. Their enthusiasm, creativity and generosity never fails to amaze me. There’s always something fun going on at umbrella.co.uk”.

KA-POW! Superhero Charity Ball
marketing | 6 October 2016
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The 2016 Umbrella.co.uk ‘Employees of the Month’ were rewarded with a ticket to the When You Wish Upon a Star charity ball last Saturday night.

A spectacular welcome by storm troopers and Darth Vader was followed by a champagne reception, superhero glitter booth, dinner and entertainment.

Batman, Cat Woman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman all partied with Umbrella.co.uk staff along with a host of Corrie and Emmerdale stars until the early hours.  

Some of the Umbrella.co.uk ladies were left a little hot under the collar by Spiderman’s superhero outfit and Louise took a shine to Batman! Matt and Steve were caught on video perfectly executing the Spice girls A-Z Rap and Annie bagged the most celebrity selfies.

Umbrella.co.uk spooky fun raises funds for East Cheshire Hospice
marketing | 2 November 2015
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Umbrella.co.uk's spooky fun raised over £300.00 for East Cheshire Hospice. Staff made such a tremendous effort dressing up and baking cakes, the Directors have generously doubled the fundraising total!

East Cheshire Hospice  is a haven of care and calm for people facing challenges at the end of their lives who live in the communities of Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and the villages and hamlets in between. 

Neil Armitage, Operations Director, Umbrella.co.uk commented, “Raising money for a worthy cause is always something we’ve done at Umbrella.co.uk but when the opportunity came up to run through a massive bubble wall with my 9 year old daughter I jumped at the chance! Myself, Sarah Kinder and Louisa Lockton all took members of our family and had a brilliant time running through the bubbles and my daughter has already asked if we can do it again next year.

I almost feel guilty for having so much fun as I thought you were supposed to carry out some form of endurance event to raise money for charity but this was a day that everyone enjoyed thoroughly and pushed us towards almost a £1,000 total for our chosen charity”