As announced last week, Charlie's Chance Foundation were the worthy winners of our Charity of the Year 2018 with more than 50% of the votes.
Following the hugely successful James Apter Friendship Fund campaign in 2017/18, some employees suggested the plant could split the funds to benefit even more charities in future. The newly formed Halewood Charity of the Year Committee met last week to review the votes and to decide how this could work.
As Charlie's Chance Foundation won by such a clear margin, the committee decided they should get 75% of all fundraising and will be the only charity asked to support our events. The runner up charity, Sunflowers Cancer Centre, will get 15% and the remaining 10% will be split equally between Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Claire House and Cheshire Blood Bikes. Our fundraising campaign raised £110,000 last year and the challenge now is to raise even more to support all of these amazing charities.
Our first fundraising event is the charity golf day on Sunday 20 May. We've still got places for teams and holes available for sponsorship by suppliers.
See People Talk weekly for all the details on how to take part and share your fundraising ideas!