Following an internal voting process, The Sick Children’s Trust has been named the Watts Group Ltd charity partner from April 2022 through to April 2023. The seven regional offices across Watts are getting ready to support The Sick Children’s Trust through a series of challenging and physical fundraising events that aim to raise a minimum of £5,500.
This year, The Sick Children’s Trust celebrates 40 years of keeping families together when their child suddenly becomes ill. They provide families with somewhere to stay just minutes from their child’s bedside, as well as someone to talk to during these difficult times. The charity’s services are vital in lessening the plight of families who are affected by childhood illness. To date, over 73,000 families have been supported since the charity started in 1982, with their ten ‘Homes from Home’ giving families a welcoming place to stay when they have really needed it, free of charge.
Corrina Ralph, Managing Director for Watts Group Ltd, says “We are honoured to be partnering with such an amazing charity. The services they provide are crucial to the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and their families devasted by childhood illness. Our Watts regional teams are raring to go to raise awareness and much needed funds over the next year so that The Sick Children’s Trust can keep doing what they do best – bringing hope and support.”
The first challenge that the Watts regional teams will undertake is ‘Move in May’ where each individual participant will cover 55km in whichever mode of movement they choose including running, walking, cycling, swimming, skipping, or even roller skating; it’s completely up to them – they just need to cover 55km. Across the office locations in Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, and London, each regional office will aim to raise at least £1100 as a minimum target fundraised through the Watts Just Giving pages.
The Watts London team has just confirmed its place in the London to Brighton bike ride and Watts Manchester is confirmed for the Great North Run.
It will be an exciting year ahead for Watts Group Ltd and The Sick Children’s Trust as a timetable of future events is drawn up and grueling training schedules begin. With The Sick Children’s Trust merchandise in abundance, the Watts team will raise much-needed awareness about the valuable work they do whilst raising as much money as possible for this worthy cause.