Mufti Day rakes in cash for charities

Swapping office wear for casual clothes has helped generous staff at a leading cable management manufacturer raise hundreds of pounds for charity throughout 2009.

On the last Friday of each month, staff at Hastings-based Marshall-Tufflex hold a ‘Mufti Day’ when, in exchange for coming into work in their ‘own’ clothes, they make a donation to that month’s designated charity. This year (2009) those charities have included the British Heart Foundation, RNLI, Poppy Appeal and Comic Relief. In total more than £500 has been donated.

In addition, the company also supports the national ‘Walk to Work’ week in August, boosting its charity efforts further.

Marshall-Tufflex managing director Jim Fletcher is rightly proud of the efforts his staff have made: “Mufti Day has become a bit of an institution within the company and is keenly supported by all members of staff. Having a dress-down-Friday not only raises much-needed cash for a wide variety of charities, it also boosts team spirit within our offices by making the workplace a little less formal once a month. I am really proud of the massive effort that goes into making Mufti Day such a success and congratulate everyone for their brilliant achievement.”

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