It’s been another busy month for the charity committee with everyone working hard to donate and support local and national charities. A number of visits to charity organisations have happened along with North Staffordshire’s very own Olympics. Here is out round up for the month.
Cheethams Children Centre
The Cheethams Children Centre is now up and running, so members of the charity committee visited Cheethams to look at the counselling room which will be completed in a couple of weeks. Once the room is completed the committee will be going back to the Centre to see how the room will help the children.
During the visit we also presented our second cheque to the Cheethams Children Centre for the Oncology Unit after successfully raising £1200. The money will go towards making the children’s stay a little more pleasant.
Lynette Barlow Community Fundraiser at UHNS commented: “We would like to thank Autonet for this donation; it will pay for items that will benefit the children that come to Cheethams and make their stay a little better.”
North Staffordshire Special Olympics
The North Staffordshire Special Olympics took place this month which is an event at Northwood Stadium that allows people with disabilities to take part from the West Midlands and North Staffordshire areas. Members of the Press Team and Charity Committee went along to present medals to the winners of the events.
A donation to the North Staffordshire Special Olympics was also made by Autonet for the amount for £500. The money will go towards funding the 2013 Special Olympics that will be held in Bath.
Tom Brennan founder of the Northwood Stadium commented: “I am absolutely thrilled how this event has been growing throughout the years. It’s great for North Staffordshire because all of the community come together to help.”
Beauty and the Beast musical
A donation of £1000 towards the musical Beauty and the Beast was also donated to this month. The musical is being staged with all proceeds going towards the Joe Gilligan trust which is a local charity that supports cancer patients and musicians in Staffordshire. Look out for updates for this over the next few weeks.
British Heart Foundation
Paul Mason a staff member from Autonet Insurance completed a bike ride known as coast to coast. The coast to coast bike ride traditionally means the biker dips their back wheel into the Irish Sea in Whitehaven and finishes 140 miles later in Tynemouth. The bike ride was to raise funds for the British Heart foundation. Autonet sponsored Paul £100 to complete the bike ride.
That’s all for this month, until next time!