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£6,000 raised in one day for children’s hospice

  • April 6, 2017

    A team of Kirby employees, who are working on the new Solvay production facility based in Wrexham, North Wales, held a charity day on site recently and in doing so they managed to raise a staggering £6,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice.

    The money was raised in one day through a number of fundraising initiatives and included contributions from the Kirby team and their contractors and suppliers.  The donation was presented to Hope House during a site visit by members of the children’s hospice who were joined by the Lord Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor John Pritchard.

    Commenting on the donation, Christy O’Rourke, Kirby supply chain development manager, said: “Kirby is delighted to be able to support the inspirational work that the team at Hope House and Ty Gobaith carry out.  I would like to thank our supply chain and site colleagues for getting behind this initiative.  The amount of money raised is a fantastic achievement which we are all delighted with.”  “We are proud to be able to contribute to this most worthy and deserving cause, and hope our fundraiser here on site will help to enable Hope House and Ty Gobaith to continue to serve their families’ needs in North Wales.” continued O’Rourke.

    Hannah Penney, Hope House area fundraiser, said: “We’re so grateful to all involved with the charity day at Kirby, and it’s such a fantastic amount raised in such a short amount of time too.  As a registered charity we need to raise over £100,000 every week and this donation will help us continue our work in the local area.” She added the charity wished to thank all companies which have donated, including Kirby, BCL, BMD, BTS, Dongard, NuForm, Charlestown, Sound interiors, Grainger, ECDU security, MSL Cable, Insul-eight, Fluor and Sisk.

    Following the presentation of the cheque, Kirby has raised a further £500 for the charity bringing the total amount donated to £6,500.

    The money raised will go towards providing care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families. Hope House provides a range of services including respite, end-of-life care and counselling.