Kelling Group has welcomed representatives from our three Chairman’s Charities recently, as our first year of supporting them came to a close. We were extremely proud to be able to donate almost £27,000 to the charities from the fundraising efforts of our employees.
Whilst here, the representatives chatted to members of the Kelling team to update them on the important work they do and to exchange ideas about how we can support them further in the coming year.
“These three charities all carry out incredible work helping our communities. They focus on different issues, but all depend entirely on donations to provide their vital services to people in need,” commented John Wood, Kelling Group Chairman.
The three charities that Kelling Group support are Lineham Farm, 4 Louis and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance:
Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm works with and supports some of the most disadvantaged children in the City, offering respite from difficult and sometimes abusive home lives. They are dedicated to brightening children’s lives by providing unforgettable breaks and valuable learning experiences in a safe and happy environment. Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm
4 Louis is a charity providing useful tools, training, and equipment free of charge to hospital units, hospices, and other professionals, which support families affected by miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby or child. Started in the Sunderland area, 4 Louis now supports families across the UK. 4Louis – Stillbirth, Childloss
Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a dedicated helicopter emergency air ambulance for the Yorkshire and Humber region. It currently operates two Airbus H145 aircrafts and relies solely on donations to keep both ambulances in the air. Yorkshire Air ambulance Charity | YAA | Donate Today
Throughout the year, Kelling Group employees undertook a wide range of activities to raise money for the charities. These included taking part in the Yorkshire 3 peaks and Lands End to John O’Groats challenges, bake sales, raffles and football cards. The company vending machine also raises money as does a specially branded welfare unit that is hired out to customers.
“The team here were so touched by the work that the charities do, they really got behind the drive to raise money for them,” continued John. “There are lots of great ideas that we’re considering for the coming year, so we’ll be carrying on the effort and hope to raise even more money!”