A Tamworth company has been thanked for raising an incredible £10,000 for local children’s charity Simon’s Heroes, just nine months into a fundraising partnership.
PCE Ltd chose Simon’s Heroes as its first ever charity partner back in May 2018. Since then, PCE Ltd employees have raised an impressive £5,000, which has been matched by the company to result in a whopping £10,000 being presented to Simon’s Heroes.
Employees raised the funds through a variety of creative and fun activities including dress down days, a children’s duck race, cake sales, a children’s Christmas colouring competition, a Christmas party charity auction and ‘Tache-Vember’.
A number of staff members also ran the Simon’s Heroes Abbott Trail Run – an annual 5K or 10K run through Hopwas Woods. Registration is now open for this year’s event, which takes place on July 28.
The fantastic sum will be used to support the charity’s vital work helping children with life-limiting illnesses and has already been making a difference to youngsters in the community.
The donation from PCE Ltd funded the majority of a recent project to provide life-enhancing equipment for a local three-year-old boy who suffers with congenital hypotonia (decreased muscle tone). This results in poor strength and lower limb weakness and impacts his balance and co-ordination. The youngster has also been diagnosed with autism and PDA (pathological demand avoidance).
Thanks to PCE Ltd, Simon’s Heroes was able to purchase five pieces of sensory integration equipment which will help the youngster build strength, confidence and make his programme of daily therapies more enjoyable.
PCE Ltd are market leaders in designing and building offsite engineered hybrid structures and facades where the principle structural material is concrete. The award-winning company has over 40 years’ experience operating across multiple sectors; PCE has an impressive portfolio of projects, including healthcare, education, custodial, commercial, residential and infrastructure.
As well as raising vital funds for Simon’s Heroes, PCE Ltd employees are also invited to take part in the charity’s programme of fitness training sessions.
Nickie Brown, Managing Director of PCE Ltd, said: “We are proud of our employees’ approach to raising funds and supporting their chosen charity, Simon’s Heroes. PCE’s aim was to help make a difference to our local community and we are delighted with what has been achieved so far. PCE will continue to partner and support Simon’s Heroes during 2019; our fundraising activities can be found on our website at pceltd.co.uk.”
Simon’s Heroes Chairman, Craig Smith said: “These charity partnerships are vital to our success in enabling us to help as many local children as possible and we are absolutely blown away by the fantastic amount that has been raised by PCE Ltd. This fantastic donation has already been put to good use helping make life that little bit easier for a local family. We cannot thank PCE Ltd and its employees enough for their fundraising efforts.”
Author: L Ram