We’re all used to seeing our postie strolling down the street, ready to deliver our mail, but now you’re able to see your postie in a totally different light!
Jersey Post has been working with Headway during 2012 with the aim of raising £10,000 by the end of the year. Through this partnership, the final fundraising effort of the year has been to produce a one-off charity calendar. However, the calendar is no ordinary charity calendar, but features 16 brave and generous postal workers and post office counter staff who removed their clothes, faced the elements and had their pictures taken, all in the name of charity!
“So far we’ve already raised over £7,000 towards our 2012 target and the calendar sale will help us reach and exceed our goal which is fantastic, and a great demonstration of the generosity and charitable spirit our staff have,” said Andy Jehan, Director of Postal Operations. “We weren’t sure if we’d have any volunteers for the photos, but we were thrilled with the response from our staff – they all just wanted to help raise as much as possible for our charity.”
Delivery officer Jo Willacy who features in the calendar said, “It was such good fun! I’ve never done anything like this before, but I thought why not? It’s all for a great cause, and I loved every minute! The photographer was brilliant and the final calendar is really good!”
Based at their dedicated centre at Springfield, the charity needs to find approximately £250,000 per year to be able to offer the range of care and services to its patients and their families. The vast majority of this amount has to be found through fundraising events and donations, and the calendar will help raise vital funds towards this total.
Only 1,000 copies of the calendar have been produced so customers will need to be quick. Each calendar costs just £6.00 and 100% of this amount will be donated directly to Headway.
Ray Cooper, CEO at Headway Jersey said “It has taken a lot of organisation from the many people involved who gave up their time to create the calendar. We are very grateful to Natalie Mayer for taking the professional photos and Kiera Tompkins for doing the makeup. Most of all thanks must go to Jersey Post for their continued support, and especially to all the posties that bravely took up the challenge to appear as nature intended. All proceeds raised from the sale of the calendars will stay in Jersey to benefit our brain injured members.”
Calendars will be on sale from 26 November at:
– Broad Street post office
– Rue des Pres post office
– Headway Charity Shop – New Street
– Headway pop-up shop – at B&Q between Monday 3 and Saturday 15 December
– The Harbour Gallery, St Aubin