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It has been another busy year as the office raised funds for designated charity the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) raising money specifically for children’s medical and recuperation treatments.
A total of £2,000 was raised from initiatives including a weekly dress down Friday, bake sales and organised events. Insurers also kindly donated luxury gifts towards last year’s summer raffle including a case of wine, iPod and Top Gear racing experience.
A cheque was presented to Justine Davy, Head of Fundraising at the QEHB charity by Richard Doubleday, Executive Director for Perkins Slade, along with members of the office Social Committee. The money raised will go towards funding treatments for sick and vulnerable children as well as providing support and bereavement counselling to families.
The Social Committee commented:
“We are very pleased by the amount of money we’ve raised to help fund children’s hospital treatments and provide the facilities to ensure their time in hospital is as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank all members of staff who have each contributed towards supporting this worthy cause”.
Justine Davy also commented:
“I want to thank the staff at Perkins Slade, Birmingham for their fundraising during 2015/16 and for the fabulous cheque of £2,000 which they presented to the Charity. QEHB Charity rely on the support of businesses and the community to support the work that we, as a charity do, in supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham with cutting edge equipment and ground- breaking research both of which, in turn, benefit patients at QEHB who come to the hospital not only from the Midlands but beyond.
We hope that all the staff at Perkins Slade enjoyed fundraising for QEHB Charity – especially the cake sales which are always a personal favourite of mine!”
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Perkins Slade have been busy fundraising over the past twelve months for designated charity Acorns Children’s Hospice and are pleased to announce that a total of £2,100 has been raised.
Fundraising activities have included events and a number of office based initiatives, such as themed dress down days, bake sales and sweepstakes. A special mention goes to Richard Doubleday, Managing Director of Sport & Recreation, who also raised significant funds for the charity by participating in the Hiscox Yorkshire Cycling Challenge last July, in the first part of the Tour de France 2014 route.
A cheque was presented to Charlotte Anson from Acorns charity by Nick Tamblyn, Perkins Slade CEO and staff members who have each generously contributed towards the cause.
The money raised will enable Acorns to continue to provide essential specialist nursing care for vulnerable children and young people living with life limiting illnesses, whilst offering support groups and bereavement counselling to the families who are also affected.
Nick Tamblyn commented, “Acorns was chosen by Perkins Slade staff as our charity for the year because of its strong local roots and the vital role it plays in caring for young people that are not expected to reach adulthood, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I am delighted by the work that has been done by our charity committee to raise such a significant sum, whilst making sure we had some fun along the way”.
In the last year the charity has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families. Acorns aims to double this figure and expand its services to help a further 2000 families in the next few years and it is through continuous fundraising the charity is closer to reaching this goal.
Charlotte Anson from Acorns added, “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Perkins Slade who has participated in the fundraising for the charity. Any additional funds raised goes towards organising extra services such as a hydro therapy pool and planned days out, providing enjoyable and memorable experiences for these children and their families”.
In addition, Perkins Slade have also been supported by a number of insurers including Hiscox, Aspen, XL Insurance, AIG and Zurich, who have given generously by kindly donating gifts to support the cause further.Back to top
Throughout 2012 and early into the new year Perkins Slade staff have been busy raising money for their nominated charity, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. Participating in a variety of events organised by themselves and the Hospice, such as the Starlight Stroll, quiz nights, the Botanical Gardens’ Christmas Bazaar and a 10,000ft Tandem Skydive*, staff have raised nearly £2,500.
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice provides care to people with terminal illnesses so they can enjoy the best quality of life possible. The Hospice also supports relatives with bereavement preparation, physiotherapy tuition and counselling in addition to many other services.
We were extremely proud to present Theresa Meek, Corporate fundraiser for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice with a cheque for £1,791.65, rising, once the skydive is complete, to nearly £2,500.
Nick Tamblyn, Perkins Slade CEO said “Our charity team managed to involve the office in a range of fun events all for an important cause and we are delighted that we were able to raise this money to help a local charity continue their work in the community.”
Theresa Meek added “We’re incredibly grateful to the amazing staff at Perkins Slade for the way they’ve embraced their partnership with the Hospice. They have raised a fantastic amount of money, which we’ll put to good use caring for people in Birmingham and Sandwell who face the challenge of a terminal illness.”
*Rescheduled for early July due to last week’s adverse weather conditions.
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