Kellaway Building Supplies raises over £13,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

St Peters Hospice selected as 2018 Charity of the Year.

Bristol based, Kellaway Building Supplies has completed its first year of fundraising for its 2017 chosen charity; Children’s Hospice South West which culminated in a total of £13,195.73 being raised for the amazing charity that provides end of life care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses.

With the success of the 2017 fundraising, the company will continue its efforts by supporting St Peters Hospice in 2018 with the aim of raising £15,000 to help the building of its In-Patient Unit, which is due for completion in 2019 at a total cost of £6.5million and still requires over £700,000 to complete the project; we hope to support them in getting to this target.

Kellaway Commercial and Operations Director Sean Morgan noted “2017 was the first year we have had a headline charity, and the staff and the customers have supported the initiatives brilliantly, we really couldn’t have wished for more.”

Kate Fisher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Children’s Hospice South West says, ‘The team at Kellaway have had an amazing 18 months supporting Bristol’s children’s hospice, Charlton Farm. It’s a true testament to the power of company fundraising; with support from their suppliers, employees and customers, they have raised huge funds for children with life-limiting conditions and their families who use our service 365 days a year. This year, Charlton Farm is supporting the greatest number of families ever and the generous donation from Kellaway will ensure that we can continue to give the best in respite, emergency and end of life care to every one of these families. A huge thank you from all of us at Children’s Hospice South West.’

Sean Morgan continued “after the success we have had from 2017 we are targeting an even bigger amount raised in 2018 for St Peters Hospice; a local charity which cares for terminally ill patients from Bristol and the surrounding areas. A lot of the staff have had experiences with loved ones being cared for by the hospice, which makes it all the more poignant that we support them and raise as much as possible. We have lots of great ideas for fundraising that the staff are keen to support and dedicate their time and money to, so we are confident we will beat our target of £15,000 for this great cause.”

Bloodhound SSC

The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Project has a number of objectives:

> Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics
> Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience
> Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph

Mission statement
Create a unique, high-technology project, focused around a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt. Share this Engineering Adventure with a global audience and inspire the next generation by bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life in the most exciting way possible.

2018 will see Bristol based Bloodhound SSC attempt to beat the current land speed record, before it attempts to smash the 1000mph barrier in 2019.

Keep an eye out for our updates on the progress of bloodhound and its attempt to beat the record in October or November 2018. Find out more at www.bloodhoundssc.com