Leading logistics company Pallet-Track has raised a hugely impressive £20,000 for its nominated 2017 charity WellChild, in support of its work caring for children with serious illnesses and complex care needs across the UK.
The Wolverhampton-based firm raised the money through a host of fundraising events throughout the year, with the total beating the £11,000 raised in 2016 by some £9,000.
WellChild, whose patron is Prince Harry, helps youngsters with exceptional care needs to live at home with their families by supporting them to leave hospital, providing a network of home care nurses and carrying out bedroom and garden makeovers to create safe and practical living environments.
Pallet-Track’s golf day, which was held at Morley Hayes Golf Club, Derbyshire in the spring, raised £9,735 towards the total, with a host of other annual events including a family funday and the Pallet-Track gala dinner also contributing towards the final figure.
Pallet-Track, which was founded in January 2004, chooses a charity as the main recipient of its fundraising efforts every year.
Founder and managing director Nigel Parkes said: “To raise this much money for such a worthy cause is an exceptional achievement.
“Our company’s success is built on teamwork and the same goes for our charity exploits, too. We know we can rely on the support of our staff and our 85-strong member network for our fundraising and that’s been demonstrated again by this impressive total.
“The support WellChild provides is invaluable to children and families and we’re delighted with the final figure raised.”
Kate Acutt, senior fundraiser at WellChild, said: “Thanks so much to Pallet-Track for their fabulous fundraising for WellChild and all the hard work the staff have put into raising such a great amount of money. You can be sure that all the funds raised will be used to support seriously ill children and their families across the UK.”