Cleveland Bridge in steel support of charities with new partnerships

25th August 2017

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd has announced a corporate partnership with two local charities, St Teresa’s Hospice and Zoë’s Place.

To support the two local charities, which were chosen by Cleveland Bridge’s Employee Council, the Darlington-based manufacturer will contribute cash donations and help to organise fundraising events throughout the year.

The company has a long history of supporting the local community. Most recently it has worked with volunteer scheme Darlington Cares to help with its community initiatives, such as hosting a food bank drop off point in the run up to Christmas.

Zoë’s Place is an independent registered Charity which has bases in Middlesbrough, Coventry and Liverpool. It provides palliative, respite and end of life care to children, aged from birth to five years, suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Cleveland Bridge’s second chosen charity, St Teresa’s Hospice, was founded in 1986. The charity aims to provide quality palliative care, free of charge, to people in the South Durham and North Yorkshire areas.

Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “We have a strong support ethos at Cleveland Bridge and it makes every sense for that support to be put to use in helping our local community.

“We’re really pleased to be involved with two very important local charities and hope that our contributions can make a real difference.”

Rob McBride, a representative of Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd’s Employee Forum added: “The circumstances surrounding palliative care are difficult for any family to deal with. We can’t underestimate the difference that these charities make with the services and care that they offer, which is why we have chosen to support them both through our corporate partnership.”

David Jones, Business Relations Manager from St Teresa’s Hospice, said: “We have been fortunate to have been supported by Cleveland Bridge UK over the years and we are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the charities of the year, alongside Zoë’s Place. We rely on the fantastic support of community organisations and local businesses to ensure our vital free care and support is available to those who need it, and we look forward to working in partnership with Cleveland Bridge UK.”

Victoria Rogers, Corporate & Event Fundraiser from Zoë’s Place, said: “It is fantastic that one of the area’s prestigious companies has chosen to support two local charities. We are looking forward to working with the staff and having lots of fun whilst raising money for our babies at the hospice. This support means that we can literally keep our doors open for the families in our region that need our help.”

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