Graphic display specialist Leach has announced Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as its charity of choice for 2020, as the firm continues to support the local cause.
Huddersfield-based Leach has been involved in numerous recent events for the hospice, which included its ‘Day to Donate’ in November, for all companies on the Bradley business park that houses its HQ.
And this year, the firm has pledged to raise a further £10,000 for the charity.
Forget Me Not has delivered pioneering care to children in West Yorkshire with life-shortening conditions – and their families – for 10 years, and it offers help throughout all stages of illness – getting involved as early as during pregnancy in some cases. With the existence of over 400 health conditions which can decrease a child’s life expectancy, the team at Forget Me Not provides a solid support network to those affected, from diagnosis onwards.
Commenting on the fundraising efforts, James Lavin, MD at Leach said: “Choosing one charity to help is a very difficult decision to make, as so many of them are deserving of funds. So, we put the decision in the hands of the Leach staff – and although there were many suggestions made, Forget Me Not was the clear favourite!
“It’s a charity that cannot fail to touch people’s hearts, and I’m delighted that we’re getting behind the cause once again – to help families touched by the unthinkable.”
With a planned calendar of events including an Olympics sweepstake and a ‘Purple Day’, Leach has arranged a series of activities that all the staff can get involved in at some point throughout the year, ensuring the support is company-wide.
Louise Addison, fundraiser for Forget Me Not, added: “We’re thrilled to be supported by Leach again in 2020 – the team has already shown Forget Me Not so much love! The pledge to raise £10,000 this year has completely blown us all away and we’re really looking forward to watching all their superb fundraising events”.
February’s activity will be a pancake-eating challenge, where staff will compete on the number of the sweet treats that they can eat – with additional pancakes on sale for those with smaller appetites! For more information on how to support Forget Me Not and its range of appeals, please visit the website.