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Higgs & Sons raises £22,250 for good causes

21st January 2020

Higgs & Sons raises £22,250 for good causes

Higgs & Sons raised £22,250 for good causes in 2019.

Half of the funds have gone to Higgs’ Charity of the Year, with the remainder split between 11 good causes.

Charity of the Year 2019 WINGS, Wombourne Special Needs Support Group, was founded by a small group of parents of children with special needs and was presented with a cheque for £11,250.

Simon Lilley of WINGS said: “We can’t thank Higgs & Sons enough for choosing us as their Charity of the Year.

“WINGS provides a much loved and valued service and this very generous financial support will make a significant difference to our work in the community.”

The Higgs Charitable Trust was also able to present cheques for £1,000 to the following 11 organisations:

  • Lily-Mae Foundation
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • Wellbeing for Women
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Let’s Feed Brum
  • Brake
  • Buddy Bag Foundation
  • Forest Dog Rescue
  • Birmingham Dogs Home
  • Warley Woods Community Trust
  • Diabetes UK – Midlands

After announcing the fundraising total, Tim Jones, Partner and Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility programme at Higgs, unveiled the firm’s Charity of the Year 2020 as the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with WINGS and getting to know more about the invaluable work they do. 

“As a relatively small organisation I am consistently astounded at how much we are able to raise for our chosen charities. I am looking forward to carrying on that tradition with our new charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, who do such incredible work with teenagers and young people not only here in the Black Country but throughout the UK.”

Louise Walker, Relationship Manager for West Midlands and Oxfordshire at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Higgs & Sons as their 2020 Charity of the Year.  It’s an exciting time to be involved with Teenage Cancer Trust as we celebrate our 30th birthday and look forward to supporting Higgs with a fun-filled calendar of charity fundraising.

“With their help we can improve the experience, survival and recovery of young people with cancer in the Black Country and beyond.”

Higgs & Sons' extensive CSR programme supports a range of projects throughout the region each year. As well as selecting a dedicated charity, Higgs employees provide hands on support to many other organisations, committing time and resources in support of the work they do within the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.

 

Pictured:

Top left: Rita Tonks (WINGS), Tim Jones, Simon Lilley (WINGS)

Top right: Rachel Stentiford (Child Brain Injury Trust), Claire Burnell (Higgs), Danielle Gibson (Child Brain Injury Trust)

Bottom left: Siobhan Clifford (Diabetes UK), Nyree Applegarth (Higgs)

Bottom right: Jenny Tetlow from Higgs with the Lily Mae Foundation

 

 

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