We’ve been pulling up trees all year in fundraising terms for Brian House Children’s Hospice in Blackpool and the NHS in Manchester, so we jumped at the chance to pull up trees in the literal sense through further sponsorship of the Trinity Hospice Christmas Tree Collection.
‘Ameon 25’, our programme of charity challenges is on track to raise a minimum of £25,000 for Brian House but we decided also to branch out to provide vehicles and manpower for Trinity Hospice’s annual post-Christmas tree collection too, which sees the local authorities recycling redundant real Christmas trees for use in shoring up sand dunes in St Annes to fight coastal erosion and preserve wildlife habitats.
‘Ameon 25’ will continue to raise money for Brian House through to March 2022 and the programme has already raised thousands of pounds from challenges such as a 25-mile Lakeland ‘triathlon’ event and the world’s first rooftop 10K run in Manchester city centre. And in the New Year Ameon staff will stage a 25-hour ‘cyclathon’ to add to the donations.
Contracts director, Rod Bunce said: “Our fundraising activity has created a real buzz around the business in our anniversary year and our management and staff have given it their wholehearted support. Agreeing to provide our material and manpower resources for the tree collection, is something we’re delighted to do, and our employees are equally happy to support.”
Janet Atkins, Trinity and Brian House corporate partnership manager added: “It’s been an extremely challenging environment in which to secure donations in the Covid landscape; therefore Ameon’s initiatives and its support for our own activities are really welcomed.”
Special thanks thanks to all our fundraisers and those who have volunteered for the Christmas tree collection in the New Year. We couldn’t do it without you!
This photo of 10-week-old Oliver, being cared for by Brian House senior staff nurse, Jenny Cowan, says it all about why we support Brian House and Trinity hospices.