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£10k Milestone for Charity Fundraising

By Emma Price in Community - 14/10/2014

Parkwood Leisure, has exceeded £10,000 in fundraising since the beginning of the year for children’s charity Together for Short Lives.

The company has taken advantage of its valuable position in the community to organise fundraising events to make considerable contributions to worthwhile causes.

Together for Short Lives is a leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families; helping them to cope with the challenges of day-to-day activities that many of us take for granted.

Each leisure centre and theatre operated by Parkwood Leisure has a Together for Short Lives collection tin at reception which supports the ongoing fundraising events at the centres. Head office staff led by example, taking part in the Bupa London 10k in May and the fundraising activity had a boost during Children’s Hospice Week in June, whereby centres organised raffles, gym challenges and dressed up as their heroes for Hero Friday.

Pictured: Head Office staff dressed up for Hero Friday

Nick Appleby, Together for Short Lives Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: ““This is a wonderful donation! Our partnership with Parkwood makes an enormous difference to local children’s hospices right across the UK, and I would like to say a huge thank you on their behalf.”

Pictured: Staff and customers at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre wearing wigs for 'Wiggy Wednesday'

Parkwood Leisure will continue to raise money for the charity and has a target of £50k by January 2016. Emma Price, Parkwood Leisure Charity Co-ordinator, said: “Raising over £10,000 for Together for Short Lives is a huge milestone for us, I am really proud of the staff involved at the centres for all of the effort they put into organising the events and making them a success. We’ve got a high target to hit by next year, but I am confident our bright and dedicated staff can do it!”