Ross Harper volunteers for 3 charities and in the last 12 months he's led initiatives that have raised over £15000 for charity and he facilitated over 800 hours of volunteering through the Day To Make A Difference scheme in Lloyds Banking Group. He has also given over 100 hours of his own time to help others.
The £7200 raised so far for Rockinghorse goes to supporting sick and disabled children across Sussex and Surrey through a variety of projects. He's inspired some of his colleagues to offer support, 2 are running the Brighton Marathon and another is completing a sky dive!
The £2600 raised for Chestnut Tree House helped toward the £2.5million running costs (of which only 9% is government funded). Chestnut Tree House is the only children's hospice in Sussex and cares for 0-19 year olds with progressive life-limiting illnesses. They also estimate that the volunteering days saved them over £3500 in costs. Colleagues from another part of Lloyds Banking Group volunteered as part of a day organised by Ross and they were so inspired that they are now fundraising for them too.
The £5045 raised through the Santa Bus boosted the day to day funding of the Martlets Hospice who provide end of life care services to adults with life limiting illness including cancer. The Martlets often struggle to find enough volunteers for the Santa Bus to go out each evening during December, but with the help of Ross and the Lloyds Banking Group volunteers Christmas 2010 was made a lot easier.
Ross Makes a Difference by supporting local charities and using his commitment and enthusiasm to inspire others to get involved and have a long term impact. CR