Challs International, based in Hadleigh, Suffolk, has announced that it will be partnering with a local charity on a year’s worth of activity.
The manufacturer of market-leading household cleaning brands including Buster and Bin Buddy will be supporting St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich for the rest of this year, and the Challs International team have already started to draw up a calendar of fundraising events.
On Sunday 15th June the Challs International team will also be throwing themselves in at the deep end by entering the Dragon Boat Race, all to raise money for its chosen charity of the year.
St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk and South Norfolk; caring for people at home, in the community or at the Hospice.
Graham Burchell, Challs International managing director, said, “Community outreach is hugely important for the whole team. We’ve been based in Suffolk for 19 years so supporting a local charity and helping local people was something we all felt very passionate about.
“This not only a wonderful chance for us to raise money for this fantastic charity, but it’s also an opportunity for our staff to take part in a number of team building exercises.”
Challs International has pledged to raise in excess of £5,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice in 2014, which could help provide 96 Hospice at Home visits to support patients and their families at end of life.
Graham continues, “This is an extra special relationship for us as we know that St Elizabeth Hospice is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and we ourselves are preparing to mark this huge milestone next year.”
St Elizabeth Hospice costs £9.1million a year to run and relies on donations, fundraising, gifts in Wills and support for its shops to fund the majority of these costs.