Selecta has once again demonstrated its commitment to causes close to the hearts of its employees by providing financial support for three fund-raising initiatives.
The company offers employees the chance every quarter to nominate charities they are involved in for financial support through its Selecta in the Community scheme.
This quarter Selecta in the Community has contributed towards 3 new projects; the Nephrotic Syndrome Trust, the Three Peaks Challenge and Bowel Cancer UK.
The Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST) supports people with damaged kidneys. Michele Day, Contact Centre Manager for Selecta UK, became aware of the charity after the daughter of a friend was diagnosed with the condition. NeST is run out of a specialist kidney unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Support is needed to raise awareness and generate funding for research into a cure.
“On behalf of Emma Cope and her family I would like to thank Selecta for their kind donation to NeST. We are delighted with the donation which has pushed Emma’s total fundraising over the £40,000 mark, helping towards providing vital equipment for Bristol Children’s Hospital who are carrying out research to help find a cure,” Michelle Day, Contact Centre Manager.
Selecta UK.Selecta sponsored John Beck, Head of National Accounts, to take on the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours, with five members of his local church. The team raised money for four charities; John nominated Cancer Research UK after his sister battled with, and later overcame the illness.
Selecta also sponsored the Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk in aid of Bowel Cancer UK. The charity was submitted by Beverly Hammersley, a Belfast-based Merchandiser whose husband and son took part in the event which took place through East Belfast.