Agency takes on the world to raise cash for children’s trust
A HEALTHCARE communications agency’s charity football tournament has raised more than £1,000 for profoundly disabled children.
Ashfield Healthcare Communications, which has offices in Macclesfield and Tytherington, took on a ‘rest of the world’ healthcare team for a charity game at Macclesfield Rugby Club.
The healthcare communications agency made raising funds and awareness for Seashell Trust their goal, and £1,300 has already been pledged.
The trust, in Cheadle Hulme, provides yearround residential care for children and young people from across the country, aged two to 25 years old, with profound learning disabilities and sensory impairments.
They have some of the most complex needs and disabilities in society including deafness, blindness and autism. All of them have some degree of brain damage, and critically, all have little or no ability to communicate.
Piers French, a senior strategist from Ashfield Healthcare Communications and chair of the Ashfield Cares Macclesfield committee, said: “Annually, we organise a football match between our offices to raise money for a good cause. However this year, we wanted to raise awareness with more people and not be limited just to our company. We are fortunate to have friends in other healthcare communications companies who were eager to be involved.
“The event has become a tournament, with WRG, BioScript and LOVE LIVE Graphics all contributing players.
“To get into a career in healthcare communications, we have all benefited from the support of teachers and family members.
“And all the people taking part or supporting the event feel all children should get access to the learning support they need.
“Many of us have seen the extraordinary patience needed to raise a child with complex learning difficulties and wanted to do anything we can to help – even in this small way.”
Wendy Bray, fundraiser from Seashell Trust, said: “It was a fantastic evening in brilliant sunshine. Thanks to all the players that took part our students are the ones who will run out the winners at the end of the day.”
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Members of Ashfield Healthcare Communications and the ‘rest of the world’ team who took part in the tournament at Macclesfield Rugby Club, raising money and awareness for the Seashell Trust
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