Funds raised for baby unit
AN IT solutions and cloud computing firm has raised funds to help babies who in need of specialist care at Macclesfield Hospital.
In total, staff from the firm managed to raise £875.07 for the centre’s Neonatal Unit after they nominated it as their charity of the year.
Employees from Axon, based on Heather Close, Macclesfield, took part in a range of events throughout last year, including a sponsored 30ft wall climb and a charity jumper day.
Axon staff also stormed the competition to be crowned champions of Macclesfield’s infamous pancake race and helped drum up funds.
Technical director Graham Fern also entered an Ironman competition which saw him complete a 3.8km sea swim, followed by a 180km cycle and a full marathon.
Lynn McGill, chairman of East Cheshire NHS Trust said: “We have been honoured to have the incredible support of Axon, who named us their charity of the year for 2014. The team’s enthusiasm for our charity has seen them raise an incredible total which will go towards a high flow oxygen unit on the neo-natal ward at Macclesfield District General Hospital.
“This equipment will provide more effective and comfortable breathing support for babies who need it.
“I would like to say thank you to Axon – it has been a pleasure to work with them. We also wish them great success with future fundraising.”
Based in Macclesfield, Axon provides cloudbased IT solutions to businesses across the North West.
In 2014 Axon received ‘Business of the Year: Turnover £1 - £5Million’ at the North East Cheshire Business Awards. It also won ‘Best Use of Technology in Business’ at the Cheshire Silk 106.9 awards in 2012.
Anna Nicholls, marketing manager for Axon said: “We asked staff to vote for our 2014 charity of the year, and Macclesfield Neonatal Unit was chosen.
“We’re proud to have been able to support such a critical local service and are delighted that the money raised will go towards helping babies who are in need of specialist care.”
Axon has chosen The Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford as its charity for 2015.
●● From left: Tim Mears, Anna Nicholls, Clare Woolley and Lynn McGill