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Aspen Pumps, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps, presented a cheque to Mikayla Bernstein, Corporate Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice on Wednesday 1 November 2017. The cheque was presented to the charity by Joe Rose Head of Group Marketing at Aspen Pumps at the company’s offices on Apex Way, Hailsham, East Sussex.
An impressive £2,445 was raised for the local charity by 11 staff members who cycled from the company’s headquarters in Hailsham, East Sussex all the way to Paris. The intrepid team covered 130 miles in just 24 hours, finishing at the headquarters of Aspen’s Paris based distributor, Salina SAS. A number of the cycling team attended the cheque presentation.
The Sussex-based children’s hospice cares for and supports children and young adults from East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire who are unlikely to reach adulthood. It has a base in nearby Eastbourne for its team of Community nurses who care for children in their own homes across the county.
“Myself and my colleagues who undertook this cycling challenge are delighted to have raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause. Whilst it was tough cycling so far in such a short space of time, our efforts have been totally rewarded by the great support we received from everyone who sponsored us - so thank you to every one of them” said Joe Rose, Head of Group Marketing at Aspen Pumps. “We are very proud to support Chestnut Tree House, which offers support to families of local children with life-shortening conditions and are a crucial lifeline for many families in the area.”
Mikayla Bernstein, Corporate Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House commented: “Well done to the team at Aspen for completing their challenge and thank you so much for raising crucial funds for us as part of it. The money raised will be vital to us in continuing to offer care to children and families in the local area, and helping us to reach even more families who need our support. It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House and families are never charged for their care. We receive less than 7% of our funding from central government so rely heavily on businesses like Aspen Pumps who take on amazing challenges to fundraise for us.”
Chestnut Tree House’s goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be. Find out more at http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/handsup.
Aspen Pumps is committed to supporting the valuable work of charities like Chestnut Tree House and is set to continue this support in the future.