Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

CHARITY AWARDS in; OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT - LARGE COMPANIES

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

CHARITY AWARDS in; OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT - LARGE COMPANIES

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WINNER Elddis Transport HIGHLY COMMENDED | Cummins Ltd | P&G THE award for Outstanding Charity Support by Large Companies was presented to Elddis Transport. Elddis Transport is a well-established family transport and distribution firm based in the North East and has been supporting Willow Burn Hospice since 2007.

In this time they have set a precedent for corporate giving in the community through various initiatives, such as donating PS750 a month through the charity's 'Sponsor a Nurse' scheme, donating a van with personalised number plate, and organising fundraising events and appeals.

The managing director, Nigel Cook, has also raised over PS23,000 for Willow Burn Hospice through running events, and Elddis has donated over PS76,000 from the mileage the Willow Burn truck covered. In almost 10 years Elddis have raised over PS140,000 for the hospice, supporting it on every level from the start.

Also highly commended were Cummins Ltd and P&G. Independent diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Ltd supports local autism charity Daisy Chain through collaborative working, volunteering and fundraising.

Staff have regularly volunteered at Daisy Chain's day care centre in Norton and superstore in Stockton, and have taken the charity's message back to colleagues in the workplace.

Employees have also helped to fundraise through competing in events, attending functions, and purchasing materials and equipment for construction projects.

They have been instrumental in supporting Daisy Chain who help 700 children and their families who are affected by autism each week.

Funding from Cummins' Global Foundation has enabled the charity to totally renovate its children's play area into a multi-purpose area for education as well as stimulating fun zones.

P&G is recognised for its longstanding charitable giving and has been supporting The Tiny Lives Trust since 2014. Over two years, more than 1,400 families and their premature babies have benefited from the generous fundraising by P&G staff at the Seaton Delaval plant, which totals PS68,595.

Staff fundraising and P&G's charity partnership with Tiny Lives has given stability to two very different but equally valuable neonatal posts at Newcastle's RVI that work with families of premature babies - a Neonatal Physiotherapist and a Paediatric Social Worker.

Fundraising activities have been inclusive across the plant and included a 170-mile Castle to Coast Cycle Challenge over two days.

WINNER The Percy Hedley Foundation HIGHLY COMMENDED | Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care | The People's Kitchen THE Percy Hedley Foundation scooped the Uniquely North East Award sponsored by intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square.

The charity was established in 1953 by the parents of 12 local children with cerebral palsy, but its roots go even further back. …

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