Renewable heating company Innasol has donated £16,000 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The money was donated at a cheque signing ceremony at EACH’s Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.
The donation follows Innasol’s fundraising efforts, which included the Innasol Charity Bike Ride – a 490 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Wickham Bishops, Essex which was undertaken by members of Innasol staff and its partner network across five consecutive days. LC Energy’s Mike Barnsley took part in the cycle ride and is pictured below. Very well done to Mike and all the Innasol team.
EACH, which counts the Duchess of Cambridge as its Royal Patron, is a charity that provides care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The hospices provide a wide range of services including short-break care, emotional and psychological support, symptom management, care at end of life, bereavement support and many other activities and therapies. EACH relies on voluntary donations for the majority of their income and needs to raise almost £6 million to deliver their services this year. This is the equivalent of £16,000 a day, every day of the year.
Silvio Spiess, founder and CEO of Innasol said, “We are proud to be supporting EACH- a local charity that does such important work for the lives of children with life-threatening conditions and their families. Through the efforts of the Innasol partner network on their epic bike challenge, we have been able to raise the much needed amount to support all the hospices continue their fantastic work.”
Melissa Collett of EACH said, “I would like to say a huge thank you to Innasol on behalf of EACH. We rely heavily on the generous support of others to carry out our vital work. Thanks to Innasol, all three of our hospices can function for a full 24 hours, reaching out to those who need it most.”