Each month we round up our Silver Awards for good causes. In May we are supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Colchester Rough Sleepers Group.
Our first Silver Award in May, goes to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), that cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and supports their families.
The popular charity, which has HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as a Royal Patron, was nominated by both Strident colleague, Wayne Lanchester, and Strident customer, Karl King Transport. “It’s just a fantastic charity with great facilities and close to our hearts here,” said Mr King.
“We need to raise almost £6 million to deliver our services this year so it’s great to receive support from local businesses such as Strident,” said Georgia Memory, Fundraising Assistant at EACH.
Colchester Rough Sleepers Group was founded in response to a growing need to provide positive interventions to tackle the problem of rough sleeping in Colchester, Essex and to help the homeless affected find a way back into housing. In addition to providing on-street support they are converting a bus into a mobile shelter. The group will use the Silver Award to help with ongoing maintenance and operation of the bus.
The group was nominated by Janus van Helfteren, managing director at Strident customer, Van Cols. “We are always looking to help the local community and Colchester Rough Sleepers Group is a great initiative,” he said.
The Blind Veterans UK charity helps blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. They give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.
The charity was nominated by Strident chairman, Richard Parker. “My father is a blind veteran and has had fantastic support from the organisation.” Richard's father presented the cheque to Nicola Pryer, BV Community Support Worker.
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