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Charity begins at HigosWednesday 25th June 2008

The charity committee at Higos Insurance Services Ltd is co-ordinated by three members of staff, they arrange all functions in aid of charity we have throughout the year.

The Committee also select the charities we donate to with a strong focus on:
·          Helping or supporting families with sick children
·         Supporting sufferers or their families with cancer
·         In the local Somerset area or local to one of our offices

All staff participate in the functions and appeals brought forward by the committee, recently a raffle and book appeal have been successful in raising money for local charities.  

Recent Donations

The Higos Charity Committee has donated £500 to Cedars, a special needs school in Gateshead. Cedars School was nominated by Andy Alderdice of Higos whose daughter attends this school. They are raising money for a mini-bus to enable the pupils to enjoy educational and leisure excursions. The school currently has 77 pupils, aged between 3-16 years of age. They have pupils with medical, physical & learning needs, speech and language disorders and pupils who are emotionally vulnerable. The Head of Cedars, Mrs. Jane Fraser said, “This contribution takes us one step nearer to our ‘goal’ of the purchase of a mini-bus which is an absolute necessity for our everyday functioning. Thank you everyone.”

Charity Begins At Higos

Photo: Mrs Jane Fraser, Andy Alderdice and his daughter at Cedar School

The charity committee have also donated £500 to the Martha Care Trust.

The charity has been set up to support parents and families of seriously ill or injured children who have been admitted to Frenchay Hospital.  They hope that with enough support they will be able to support families in other hospitals too. Martha Care’s main aim is to provide a child and families social work counsellor for the Barbara Russell Unit in Frenchay Hospital who will provide much needed emotional support and advice to families. Frenchay Hospital is the South West Regional centre for certain specialisms.  Children in need of serious orthopaedic treatment, Neurosurgery, Burns & Plastic surgery, Brain & Spinal tumours and who have received serious head injuries come from all over the South West of England for treatment, mostly as in-patients.  This means families anywhere from Gloucestershire to Cornwall may find themselves staying with their child in the ward for a stay which can, for some families, be months.

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