We have supported another three employee projects as part of Selecta in the Community; the Nephrotic Syndrome Trust, the Three Peaks Challenge and Bowel Cancer UK. <<
As part of Our Sustainable Approach we are supportive of community initiatives, both locally and globally, and also support activity undertaken by our supply chain
Nephrotic Syndrome Trust
Selecta in the Community has sponsored the Nephrotic Syndrome Trust (NeST), a charity that supports sufferers of Nephrotic Syndrome, a condition that damages the kidneys. Michele Day, Contact Centre Manager, became aware of the charity through her friend’s daughter Emma Cope (pictured) who is diagnosed with the condition.
There is currently no known cure for Nephrotic Syndrome, and Emma would not benefit from a kidney transplant. Without a cure she may become dependent on a dialysis machine.
Selecta is proud to support NeST, which is run out of a specialist kidney unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital; they are the only dedicated team in the UK researching to find a cure. The charity also provides online resources and a chat forum to help connect sufferers and carers who might otherwise feel isolated. Support is needed to raise awareness of the disease and funding in the search for a cure.
Three Peaks Challenge
John Beck, Head of National Accounts, is embarking on the Three Peaks Challenge to climb the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours, with five members of his local church congregation.
The team are taking part in the challenge to raise money for four charities of their choice: the Barth Syndrome Trust, the Piam Brown Children’s Oncology Unit at Southampton General Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK. John is one of two climbers to select Cancer Research UK as their chosen charity. John became aware of their work after his sister battled with and later overcame the illness.
The cost of travel, equipment and provisions for the climb are being met by the team members themselves, so all money raised, including Selecta’s donation, will be divided between the four charities.
Bowel Cancer UK
We also sponsored the Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk in aid of Bowel Cancer UK, submitted by Beverly Hammersley, Merchandiser (Belfast) whose husband and son took part in the event representing a family member suffering from the disease.
The event saw 1,000 walkers and cyclists recreate the journey that generations of Harland and Wolff shipyard workers used to take through East Belfast in the early 20th Century. Beverley’s husband, father- and mother-in-law have all worked for Harland and Wolff marine manufacturers, and with a close family member suffering, the father and son team felt compelled to take part in the project.
Bowel Cancer UK is a national charity which raises awareness of bowel cancer, campaigns for best treatment and care and provides practical support and advice. Selecta’s donation and all other funds raised from the cycle and walk will help towards the cost of these vital services in the treatment of and support through one of the UK’s biggest cancer killers.
As part of Our Sustainable Approach we are supportive of community initiatives, both locally and globally, and also support activity undertaken by our supply chain.
Find out about other Selecta in the Community projects we have supported.