Staff at Wimborne based Teachers Building Society held a Mufti Day last Friday to raise funds for the Dorset based child safety charity LV=Streetwise.
Alan Frost, High Sheriff of Dorset and also Director of LV=Streetwise, called in to collect the cheque with Centre Manager Alison Shelton. The Teachers team holds regular ‘Mufti Days’ raising over £1000 each year for a variety of local and national charities.
Alison shelton says "We're delighted to be chosen by staff at Teachers Building Society to benefit from their day. We always have a need to fundraise as the true cost of every child's visit to the safety centre is nearer £20 than the £3 admission fee. This kind of support is fantastic because it reminds people about what we do and by extension that 'keeping safe' in our busy everyday lives is about knowing the risks and consequences and making an informed choice." James Bawa, chief executive of Teachers Building Society, says “Our Mufti Days are an important part of the working culture here at Teachers as many of the charities we support are nominated by members of staff who’ve been touched by them in some way. We were very happy to support LV=Streetwise, which provides essential safety education to school children here in Dorset.”
LV=Streetwise is a life sized, indoor, award winning, safety ‘village’ of scenarios providing exciting and memorable interactive Safety Tours for children, which help to minimise the risk of accidents by making them aware of the potential dangers in the everyday world around them.