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Foodservice James Bridge Awards £6,000 to Charities of the Year

August 29, 2017

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Colleagues from Blakemore Foodservice’s James Bridge depot have handed over £6,000 to their two charities of the year for 2016/17. 

Employees selected the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund as their charities of the year for 2016/17 and took part in a number of activities over the 12 months to fundraise.

Challenge activities included the Wolverhampton Half Marathon, a Tryfan mountain climb in Snowdonia and a 12-mile Health Challenge walk. In addition, colleagues organised whacky in-depot fundraisers such as a Queens’s tea party, Disney character fancy dress day and numerous raffles, barbecues and cake sales.

The £3,000 donation for the Midlands Air Ambulance will go towards the three air ambulances operated and funded by the charity. With each air ambulance mission costing on average £2,500, the money raised will help to fund a future lifesaving mission.

The £3,000 donation for Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund will go towards raising awareness of histiocytic disorders. 

Blakemore Foodservice Community Champion Sharon Garner said:  “Blakemore Foodservice James Bridge are very proud to be part of an organisation that puts social responsibility high on the agenda.

“All of our fundraising efforts were match funded by the Blakemore Foundation, the company’s charitable trust.

“Thank you to all staff who helped us to raise £6,000. While many of the fundraising efforts involved light-hearted fun, their impact extends so much further, helping to save lives.”
 

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Employees from Blakemore Foodservice present Midlands Air Ambulance with a cheque for £3,000

 

Pictured above: Employees from Blakemore Foodservice present Chelsea’s HLH Awareness Fund with a cheque for £3,000

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