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Charity for children with life-limiting illnesses boosted by donation from Fradley business

A charity has been boosted by a donation from a business in Lichfield.

Staff handing over the cheque to Simon's Heroes
Staff handing over the cheque to Simon’s Heroes

Staff at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Limited UK at Fradley Park chose Simon’s Heroes as its charity partner in August 2018 after the local charity received the most votes from employees.

The charity, which supports children with life-limiting illnesses, received a donation of £6,000 raised through activities including raffles and bake sales.

Simon’s Heroes chairman, Justin Haywood, said: “A phenomenal amount has been raised by Hellmann employees –  we are delighted.

“Thank you so much to everyone that gave their time and took part in the fundraising activities.

“The generous donation will be put to good use and help make a difference to local families.”

The money will fund several projects including the cost of a Cruiser Transit specialist pushchair for 13-year-old Lewis Toon from Tamworth who has Microcephaly, a rare birth defect where the head is smaller than normal.

Andy Connor, managing director at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK, said: “We are delighted by our team’s commitment to supporting their chosen local charity, Simon’s Heroes. 

“Since the inception of our charity of the year initiative devised by employees at our Lichfield branch in 2015, I am thrilled that our 250 strong UK team has generated £20,000 for local charities.

“As we look forward to our fifth consecutive year of supporting local good causes, we remain committed to generating even more funds and raising the profile of their work.”

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