Jenny Bell - Marketing Manager
Jenny Bell
Marketing Manager
11 May 2023
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Together we can make a difference – raising vital funds for Martin House children’s charity

Martin House staff  raising funds


  • Hoping to raise £10k over 2 years in our efforts for Martin House
  • Martin House provides family led care for children with life-shortening conditions
  • Raised a total of £234 from our quiz night
  • We did Strictly – 1 April 2023 – with Kat & Greg
  • So far to date we have raised for Martin House… £1,821 and counting!!

At Claritas, we are extremely proud to support our local charity, Martin House. Martin House provides family led care for children with life-shortening conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can go to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.

We are hoping to raise £10k over 2 years in our efforts to help give back to our local community. By getting involved with the Martin House charity, we feel this is a great way try to give back and make a positive impact on our community.

We kicked off our activities with our first cake bake for 2023 and followed this up with a very intense Quiz night and raffle.


Claritas Cake Sale


We were so overwhelmed by the generosity the team showed not only in their baking skills but their donations to purchase these delish treats! We raised a total of £120!! Which is just amazing! This took our Strictly total up to £565!


Claritas Quiz Night


We hosted the first of hopefully many Claritas Quiz Nights!! Pizza pizza pizza, fantastic questions, raffle prizes and the biggest challenge of all… creating a pal for our Richard the Giraffe!

Our Quiz Master Pete was the best host! Donning his sparkly waistcoat and flashy bow tie, Pete means business or as some would say (albeit not many)… quizness!

We raised a total of £234 for our quiz night! A fantastic night with lots of laughs! We’re looking forward to the next one and raising EVEN MORE money!


We did Strictly – 1 April 2023 – Kat & Greg made the perfect couple!

martin house - fundraising events - strictly

Kat told us when they found out what songs they were dancing to! She said:

The theme this year is through the ages, there is a fantastic selection of songs from the 50s right through to current day. Jean and Andy, the dance teachers have done an amazing job sourcing and allocating the songs to the couples. We’re very happy with our songs, one actually is from one of my favourite musicals! It all feels very real now! We’re so excited for show night, it’s going to be a really wonderful evening!


This brings our total raised for Martin House so far to date…. £1821!! Help support a fantastic cause – Find out more here


Wait – there is more to come!!


The Dragon Boat Race – Sunday 25 June 2023

So the ‘Claritas Castaways’ are now fully formed and starting the very serious rowing training programme!

The race takes place over one day and each team will take part in a minimum of three races before the fastest team goes through to the semi-final. The boat and life jackets are provided. Each boat needs between 8 to 10 paddlers and a drummer to keep the rhythm. As well as the main action taking place on the lake there will be refreshments and a range of activities available throughout the day for the whole family. We have also entered the tug of war so the challenge is on!!

Want to support us? We welcome all donations – click here


The Claritas Climbers are taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on the 10th June!

We have 7 climbers who will take on the 24-mile trek which starts in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. They’ll begin their journey hiking up Pen-y-ghent, then ascend Whernside, and finally tackle the short scramble up Ingleborough. All to be completed within 12 hours! They better pack plenty of snacks!

This challenge is self-led, however, we will be provided with direction on where to walk and there will be a team of experienced mountain guides from Over Limits on hand along the route to provide assistance and check we’re staying on course!

Want to support us? We welcome all donations – click here