News that, Ameon would support Blackpool’s Brian House Children’s Hospice as part of the our 25th anniversary celebrations, was a major slice of good fortune for the charity. Now, we’ve has provided the icing on the cake, in the shape of a £50,000 donation, which follows a year of fundraising challenges undertaken by management and staff. To mark the milestone, Ameon commissioned a giant ‘£50K’ cake, which was shared between hospice staff and patients, and employees, dozens of which gave up their time to engage in activities as part of ‘Ameon 25’, a fundraising programme created to provide a focal point for all 25th anniversary events.
Under the ‘Ameon 25’ umbrella, management and employees undertook marathons, a fire walk, a 25-hour cycle marathon, the world’s first rooftop 10K run, a unique Lakeland 25-mile ‘triathlon’ and even a sponsored hair growing event! All combined, raised the target figure of £25,000, which was then matched by Ameon to bring the total £50,000.
Managing director, Robin Lawson, who, along with fellow directors, completed the Lakeland triathlon, believes the activities were the perfect way to celebrate the company’s anniversary in the post-Covid era. He said: “It would have been great to have held a party to mark 25 years of growth but after what so many people had been through during the pandemic, it was agreed by all our people that we should focus our efforts to support our local community.
“The Ameon 25 programme achieved that successfully, and we’re delighted with the results for Brian House. In addition, our team is even stronger here, as a consequence of supporting each other through the challenges, so we know it was a worthwhile undertaking.”
Janet Atkins of Brian House commented: “What can I say, other than we are grateful for the efforts of all at Ameon. Their selfless endeavours have given us valuable funds to support our children and their families, and to help us to provide the care needed for those youngsters living with challenging conditions.
“In addition to the generous donation, it was also good to celebrate it with cake. It was an incredibly large creation but fitting for the scale of activity undertaken by so many.”
The imposing cake, which was created by staff member and amateur cake maker, Debi Wraith, took a week to make, contained an impressive 150 eggs, 38lbs each of sugar, flour, and butter, 14lbs of butter icing and 20lbs of fondant icing and took four people to carry into location. It was also shared across the teams working on countless major construction sites around the country, so they could all share in the sweet taste of success!