Our chosen charity for 2017 is Pendleside Hospice, which is a locally based charity which exists to promote and enhance quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers by offering specialist and holistic palliative care.
Fundraising activities have included Manchester & Burnley 10K run, baking competitions, and most recently Customer Service Apprentice Matt Smith 'Braved the Shave' by shaving his head and raising over £300, you can still make a donation to Pendleside Hospice for Matt's efforts, click here
To find out more about Pendleside Hospice click here
Our chosen charity for 2016 was Derian House. Derian House cares for life limited and life threatened children throughout the North West.
Our fundraising activities included marathons, merchandise sales, collection tubs, Christmas card docations and baby sweepstakes. We even sold the furniture for our FIT show stand and donated all the proceeds.
VEKA were very proud to raise over £12,000 for this magnificent charity.
To find out more about Derian House click here
Our charity for 2015 was The Encephalitis Society. We decided to support this charity for the full year as it is something very close to our hearts after Mark Barsby, Head of Technical was diagnosed with an autoimmune form of Limbic Encephalitis in 2015.
We were incredibly proud to raise a record £15,000 for The Encephalitis Society, which almost tripled our biggest total to date.
We raised this money via lots of different activities like:
Colleagues & friends Richard Garland, Steve Bakewell and Mark Barsby from VEKA along with Allan Whittaker from ERA Security cycled 100 miles in June raising over £3,000.
For more about this worthy cause click here
Our Chosen Charity for July-December 2014 was The Royal British Legion. We presented a record amount of £5,100 to representatives of the charity Helen Mason (Community Fundraiser for Lancashire) and Tom Norris (Burnley British Legion).
Our chosen charity for January-June 2014 was the Alzheimers Society, we hosted departmental lunches, Amy Grundy from the Sales Management Team completed the Liverpool Marathon, we held a "Bake-Off" and ran a colouring competition for our employees children. All this and more helped us to raise almost £2,500 for the charity.