We are thrilled to have donated a whopping £3,983 to local charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice. Carl Arntzen, our Managing Director, recently visited the hospice’s Worcester premises on Bath Road and met with Ellie Griffiths, their Corporate and Partnership Manager, to present them with the cheque.
The money was raised at a recent dinner dance for the Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA), of which Carl is chair. At the end of the dinner we held a raffle to drum up support for this inspirational charity and gave away prizes such as experience days, iPods and top-of-the-range camcorders, which were kindly donated by suppliers.
Carl chose to donate the money to Acorns Children’s Hospice, as they are a charity close to the company’s heart. A Worcester employee’s niece is cared for at the hospice and has experienced first-hand the fantastic services and dedicated work the charity’s staff carry out every day.
Speaking at the dinner Carl said: “This year’s annual EUA dinner dance was a spectacular event. Everyone who attended gave generously to help support Acorns Children’s Hospice, a charity which is a cornerstone of the community providing much needed services for seriously ill children across the West Midlands.
“I am proud of the success of the evening and would like to thank everyone who dug deep in their pockets to reach this fantastic total.”
Ellie Griffiths, Corporate and Partnership Manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “This donation is one of many made to us over the years by Worcester, Bosch Group. It’s always great when a local business really gets behind fundraising, all the efforts of the staff provide a brilliant example of how it’s possible to support a charity in a number of different ways.
“We rely on fundraising for the majority of the £8m plus needed every year to run our vital services providing care to local life limited children and their families. The commitment and enthusiasm of organisations like Worcester, Bosch Group is vital to ensure we can continue our work. I’d like to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone at Acorns.”
We look forward to raising more for Acorn’s during 2013 and we’ll keep you updated on our efforts.
Sue Pennington, Consumer Brand Manager.