In September, we're delighted that our Silver Awards have gone to the following good causes; Sarcoma UK, Indee Rose Trust and Pro Corda.
Sarcoma UK is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Its mission is to amplify sarcoma awareness, inspire involvement, and fund groundbreaking research to transform the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma. Sarcoma UK works with patients, carers, supporters, health professionals and researchers and has pledged to invest over £3 million into sarcoma research by 2020 with the aim of finding effective treatment for the disease within the next 10 years.
The charity was nominated by Strident Finance Director, Carissa Wyatt, who's friend Tom Dyson swam the 2 mile Swim Serpentine challenge to raise money. "Tom's sister has been diagnosed with sarcoma and it was great to support him in his efforts," says Carissa.
The Indee Rose Trust is a charitable trust founded in 2009 to help children and their families who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour. They provide 'treasure boxes', a wonderful box of treats, to children who have been hospitalised whilst receiving treatment for a brain or spinal tumour. A one-off grant to help the family at this difficult time can also be provided.
The Indee Rose Trust was nominated by Strident customer Andy Smith at Aspect Contracts.
Strident customer Pro Corda is an educational music charity based at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk and, across all programmes and activities, it serves 2,500 young people between ages 5 and 25. Celebrating their 50th anniversary year in 2018/19, Pro Corda trains young people holistically in the study and performance of making music together in small groups - chamber music.
"We apply this teaching method to all programmes which include residential music courses for talented string players and pianists, the country's largest performing arts programme for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and a nationwide Chamber Music Festival for Schools," explains Jonathan Hodgson, Assistant Director & Artistic Director of Concerts. "We are grateful for this kind donation that will help us with out activities."
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