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25/06/2015

Finance Wales’ staff donate £11,800 to charity, including over £4000 to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity

Finance Wales’ staff raised £4,220 in the last financial year for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, a Welsh charity which fundraises exclusively for the Children's Hospital for Wales.

Sian Price, Finance Wales’ Strategy Team Manager recently presented the charity with a cheque for the amount raised.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity is one of the charities to have benefitted during the year.  Finance Wales’ staff raised over £11,800 for a number of charities including Cancer Research UK, the NSPCC, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Community engagement by fundraising for charitable causes and other activities is a core part of the responsible business strategy Finance Wales launched in 2014.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity was nominated as Finance Wales’ charity of the year for 2014/15 by Sian Price.   Although he’s now a happy, healthy five-year-old, Sian’s son Evan was treated for a major structural heart defect at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and Bristol Children’s Hospital shortly after birth.

“Finance Wales’ staff have always been a generous group of people and have raised money for charity for many years.  Since launching our responsible business strategy we’re more engaged with the communities we operate in.  Raising money for our nominated charities is now a key focus for us and as a result we’re raising even more money for local charities,” Sian explained.
 
Accepting the cheque for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity, Senior Fundraising Officer, Linda Davies said:  “On behalf of the Charity I’d like to thank all of the staff for all their hard work fundraising for the hospital. Four thousand pounds is a fantastic amount and we hope that Finance Wales will continue to support us in the future”.

Finance Wales’ staff aren’t resting on their laurels. As a member of Business in the Community, two groups of volunteers from the company took part in Give & Gain Day for the third year running on 15th May. 

The South Wales team spent the day undertaking a playground make-over at Baden Powell Primary School in Tremorfa, Cardiff, while a team from its FW Capital subsidiary based in the North West of England freshened up the walled garden and allotment area at the Walton Lea Project near Warrington, a charity which provides work experience and learning opportunities for people with learning difficulties.