Team member Chris Swan, Purchasing and Product Development Manager at Green-tech, chose The Sick Children’s Trust having benefited from the charity’s Homes from Home support after his son was unexpectedly diagnosed with some neuro complications a couple of years ago, saying: “I am delighted to be able to help raise much needed funds for a charity that was there for us when we needed it most.”
Green-tech has announced it will be supporting The Sick Children’s Trust charity during 2022.
Based just outside of Boroughbridge on the Rabbit Hill Business Park, off the A168, Green-tech is a leading supplier of landscaping and tree planting materials throughout the UK.
Each year, a member of the Green-tech team picks a charity of their choice for the whole company to support. This year is the turn of Chris Swan, the company’s Purchasing and Product Development Manager.
Chris has chosen Eckersley House. A remarkable charity that supports families of sick children being treated at Leeds Children’s Hospital by giving them somewhere to stay together, close to their seriously ill child’s hospital bedside.
The Sick Children’s Trust is the charity that gives families one less thing to worry about by giving them a free place to stay, and someone to talk to. They have ten ‘Homes from Home’ around the UK each year, of which Leeds Eckersley House is just one.
Green-tech says the charity’s ‘Homes from Home’ are more than just a place to stay. The house staff and the warm communal areas make sure that there’s a friendly ear to listen when families need it.
The Green-tech team aims to raise over £1,000 over the next 12 months through various events and initiatives. Despite the social restrictions placed upon on the team, they raised £1092 throughout 2021 for its outgoing charity Henshaws, which helps people living with sight loss and other disabilities.
Chris explained: “My son was unexpectedly diagnosed with some neuro complications a couple of years ago. It was a horrendous time, and we were introduced to the Sick Children’s Trust who offered our family a room to stay in their Eckersley House whilst my son was in the LGI hospital. It really was a home from home, and I will be forever grateful to the charity and their team who made that time so much more bearable. It was one less thing to worry about and meant the rest of our family could stay together. I am delighted to be able to help raise much needed funds for a charity that was there for us when we needed it most.”
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