Dedication from a hard-working team has seen hundreds of thousands of pounds raised for charity.
Last year, employees at Grosvenor Casino, in Portsmouth, helped to raise £500,000 for Carers Trust – their charity of the year.
Through a range of events, from ‘wear a onesie to work’ day to 24-hour challenges, the team went the extra mile to donate cash to the local Carers Trust Network Partners.
They also gave their time for free to be volunteers for the charity, which supports and helps unpaid carers looking after a family member or friend who is ill.
Paul Brady, general manager at Grosvenor Casino, on Osborne Road, in Southsea, said: ‘It’s a sobering thought to think that three out of five of us will become carers at some point in our lives.
‘I’d like to say a massive thanks to our team members and kind-hearted customers who have helped raise such a fantastic amount of money for Carers Trust.
‘There are no words to describe the importance of what these carers do in our community.
‘It’s an honour to know how much we’ve been able to help make life that little bit easier for some of the unpaid carers in our area who could easily go unnoticed and unsupported.’
The money, which started being collected a year ago,will help 1,000 carers with respite care and extra equipment.
Dr Moira Fraser, interim chief executive of Carers Trust, said: ‘Team members and customers at Grosvenor Casino Portsmouth should be very proud of what they have achieved.
‘Thanks to them, we have been able to award the highest amount in direct grants to carers we have ever made in any one year, providing over 1,000 carers with respite breaks, essential equipment such as washing machines and the chance to go on courses and learn new skills.’