Solihull business raises over £45k for children's charity - The Solihull Observer

Solihull business raises over £45k for children's charity

Solihull Editorial 22nd Oct, 2023   0

EMPLOYEES at a Solihull based business have raised £45,443 for the company’s charity partner, Newlife – the charity for disabled children.

Newlife helps children across the UK live their lives to the fullest potential.

As the UK’s largest charitable provider of specialist disability equipment, Newlife provides vital equipment to disabled and terminally ill children, as well as support to their families and carers through their free Nurse Helpline.

Newlife also works with national and local decision makers to campaign for a better future for disabled children.

Paragon Banking Group employees exceeded the £35,000 target by completing a series of fundraising and sponsored events throughout the company’s financial year, which runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Events included the Three Peaks Challenge, when the ‘Peaky Climbers’ raised £8,500 for Newlife, the Paragon Summer Garden Party and celebrations for King Charles’ Coronation.

As this year’s charity partnership ends, Paragon Banking Group’s chosen charity for 2023-24 will be Molly Ollys.

The charity was established in 2011 to support children with life-threatening illnesses and offer emotional support to their families.

The Warwick-based charity offers bespoke products designed to comfort children and their families throughout their treatments, such as the therapeutic toy lion ‘Olly the Brave’.

Craig Stewart, head of corporate and community partnerships at Newlife, said: “Our partnership with Paragon over the past 12 months has been an absolute joy.

“There have been some fantastic fundraising efforts and a vast number of corporate volunteering hours we have managed to complete together.”


Jennie Smith, chair of the charity committee at Paragon, added: “It has been a pleasure to work with Newlife, the charity has been incredibly supportive with our fundraising and providing engaging volunteering opportunities for Paragon employees.

“We’re delighted to exceed our fundraising target and hopefully, the money raised will make a huge difference to many families with disabled children.”


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