For June our Silver Awards go to the following good causes; Suffolk Family Carers, Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust and Fulham FC Foundation.
For nearly 30 years, Suffolk Family Carers has provided information, advice and support to thousands of family carers. The charity was nominated by Strident senior engineer, Chris Butler, who was helped by the charity during the years he was looking after his dad. Chris (pictured right) and Karen Gordon (left) hand the cheque to Hannah Barton of Suffolk Family Carers. "A massive thank you to the wonderful people at Strident. Thank you so much for supporting us!" said Hannah.
The Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust was set up to help Suffolk children suffering with Cystic Fibrosis. Kerry sadly passed away on the 21st March 2014 from Cystic Fibrosis. The trust continues Kerry's hard work of raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and also the importance of organ donation, grants wish days and presents birthday gifts for the CF children under Ipswich Hospital's care along with funding leaving parties when they move to adult care. The trust was nominated by Kerry's cousin, Corey Gibbs, a software engineer at our customer OnwardsUpwards.
Long-time Fulham supporter and Strident customer Ken Wilding from CF Capital cycled 132 miles from Craven Cottage to Birmingham to raise money for Fulham FC Foundation. Completed with fellow FFC cyclists, the money raised helps the community charity build better lives through sport. With more than 20 years of experience, it uses the power of sport to provide meaningful education, employability, health, inclusion, environmental, and sport programmes. At the heart of our work is a commitment to empowering the most vulnerable members of the communities in which we work, including Lambeth, Merton, Kingston, Hammersmith & Fulham and Surrey and is proud to work with an average of 12,000 unique participants per season.
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