Engineering firm raise thousands for childrens’ hospice

Staff from Boulting have completed a series of fundraising events and activities, raising almost £6,000 for Liverpool-based Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Employees from Boulting’s numerous sites across the UK have organised a series of fundraising activities throughout 2018 to raise £5,690 for the charity. Staff arranged dress down days, cake and coffee mornings and participated in a version of the iconic It’s a Knockout game show.

The money raised has been donated to children’s charity, Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, which provides respite, palliative and end of life care for babies and infants age zero to five suffering from life limiting or life-threatening conditions, as well as family and bereavement support.

Boulting works across numerous industry sectors, offering engineering services including mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, as well as maintenance and project management support. Staff at Boulting have raised money for a different charity every year since 2011.

“Our annual fundraising started after one of our colleagues had a baby girl who was born prematurely,” said Boulting purchasing manager, Lianne Cross. “We decided to raise money for the neonatal unit where she was being looked after and raised over £2,400.

“Every year the fundraising efforts have grown, and the staff really get involved in raising money. The charity for the year is decided through a staff vote, where employees can nominate charities that are special to them,” Lianne continued.

“Fundraising at Boulting is companywide and runs from January to December every year. Other fundraising activities throughout 2018 have included opening a tuck shop selling snacks as well as a book library. A few of my colleagues even raised money by taking part in a spooky night time tour around an old asylum.

“We delivered the cheque to Zoe’s Place in February,” Lianne said. “When we visited, they gave us a tour of the hospice and we were able to meet some of the children and the nurses. It was a pleasure to see where our donation will go.”

“We are a free of charge service to those who need us”, said corporate and events fundraiser for Zoe’s Place, Natasha Baggaley. “This means we have to raise £1.6 million a year, just to keep the doors to our hospice open; that’s £4,500 a day.

“The donation from Boulting means that we can continue to provide the care our families rely on. This donation will help us to continue to support our babies and their families throughout 2019, so we can’t thank them enough.”

Staff at Boulting have already selected their chosen charity for 2019 — The Bloom Appeal, a blood cancer patient support and clinical research charity.

For more information about Zoe’s Place, visit https://www.zoes-place.org.uk/liverpool.

For additional information on the work that Boulting does across the globe, visit https://www.boulting.co.uk/.

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