Truflo Marine visit Acorns Children’s Hospice
Staff were very keen to continue supporting Acorns work with local children and families by making it their Charity of the Year. Machine operator Mick Costello won shopping vouchers from his new Suggestion Box initiatives and donated the value to Acorns.
Truflo Marine’s great ideas for fundraising have included ‘spare coppers’ boxes in all departments, raffles, and using e-cards at Christmas to save on the purchase of physical cards therefore donating more funds. Some staff even woke at 3.30am on a Saturday in May to take part in a demanding 40-mile sponsored walk from Keswick to Barrow in Lake District.
Sue Hind, Truflo Marine’s Marketing Coordinator & PA said: ‘The Truflo Marines sponsored walk team ended up braving some of the worst conditions in the event’s history, including howling gales, driving rain and hailstones. Five brave members of the Truflo Marine team dubbed ‘Truflo Marines’ crossed the finishing line in the early evening to receive well earned medals.
‘As a business, Truflo Marine cares about its local community. We were keen to put this into action by supporting a local charity and we chose Acorns due to the fantastic services they offer to local children who have life limiting or life threatening illnesses and their families. We have further fundraising plans for the year ahead so we can add to our fundraising achievements so far.’
Sanjay Jagatia, Acorns Community Fundraiser, said: ‘We are thrilled with Truflo Marines team of dedicated supporters, and that they are continuing their support of Acorns for another year.
‘This support from a great local company is really important for us to provide services which are so vital to local families of life limited children.’
Acorns is currently caring for over 500 children who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families. It costs £450 per day for each child’s care.
Acorns continue to rely on donations for the majority of its income.
To find out more about the work of Acorns Children's Hospice and how you can help raise vital funds call Acorns on: 0845 120 6892 or visit: www.acorns.org.uk
Truflo Marine Ltd. Tel: 0121 327 4789
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