£5k Raised for Rainbows Hospice
29th October 2014 | News
Metalworks, all members of the team value community. Recently, 29 staff members at the Loughborough-based metalworking company took part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest obstacle course run and raised over £5000 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, which provides care to children and young adults in the East Midlands who are affected by life-limiting illnesses.
In August, Managing Director Jason Chauhan and Commercial Manager Alpesh Mistry recruited a team of shop floor employees and managers to take part in the run. Dozens of staff members signed up and spent the following months training for the Survival of the Fittest run, which tested the team’s might and endurance. The 10km course followed the Trent River out of Nottingham and featured 13 obstacle courses, including an army assault course, parkour zone and a stadium climb.
JC Metalworks had originally set their fundraising goal to £4000. However, by the time they had finished the run, they were delighted to have exceeded their goal by over an additional £1325.
Last week, Jason and Alpesh along with several other members of the JC Metalworks team visited Rainbows to present a cheque for £5325. They were given a tour of the hospice and were able to meet some of the carers that provide support to children across the East Midlands. The money raised will be used for operational costs to ensure that children and their families will continue to receive the care that they need for free.
“I am so proud of the JC Metalworks team for putting their strength to the test in support of a cause that is close to our hearts,’ says Jason. ‘We are so pleased to have been able to contribute to Rainbows. A big thank you to our customers, suppliers, friends and family for their support and sponsorship’.
The JC Metalworks team appreciates the valuable work undertaken by the dedicated staff and volunteers at Rainbows and is pleased to have been able to contribute to its facilities and services by participating in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest run. The company continues to look for new ways to give back to the community to benefit people across Loughborough and the East Midlands.
A huge thank you to the team at JC Metalworks for completing this event on behalf of Rainbows,’ says Claire Herrick, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows. ‘Without the support of companies like JC Metalworks, we would not be able to continue running the hospice, which brings care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families every day.’