The Ice Co Presents Its Annual Charity Day 2015!

 

On the 27th August 2015 The Ice Co annual charity day returned. With lots of things going on throughout the day, it meant we could raise lots of money for Charities that meant a lot to our employees in the group.

Image of cupcakes

With our own ‘bake off’ inspired by the Great British Bake off and the greatly anticipated ice bag throwing challenge going on (it is much harder to throw a bag of ice than you think!)… The team were geared up for a fun day.

ice bag throwing

 

Delicious cupcakes were for sale, raffles to win days off and a 50/50 game of chance! Everyone was having a go to help raise money for a charity close to their heart.

Bake off imageWinner of bake off

As well as the money raised, as part of our company policy we had to donate. Following the success of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, The Ice Co decided to continue their support to the MND Association and we are pleased to say that £2500 went to the MNDA to help people who are suffering with MND. Read more about their visit to site and charity nomination here.

With this we had £2500, plus the money raised on the day, remaining to donate. Employees made nominations for charities which were either personal or local to them and from this a number of charities were picked.

With many nominations for both The British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society, a donation of £750 will be made to each.

On the day we raised a total of £314.35. This has been split between 7 chosen charities with an additional £150 each totalling £195 for each charity.

These are:

Prince of Wales Hospice Provides palliative care and support for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Teenage Cancer Trust (On behalf of Team Brad) – Provide world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

St Catherine’s Hospice This is a local charity which is here to help people in our community affected by serious illness enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.

Millie’s Trust Millie’s Trust was created by the parents of Millie Thompson who tragically passed away in a choking incident in October 2012.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust This is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.

Children’s Heart Surgery fund Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is a charity providing support for children and adults born with Congenital Heart Defects and their families.

What else happened…

A&S logoFood was served up by local catering services A&S: Serving beef, toad in the hole and tasty goat’s cheese tarts. A great local business!

 

Ice Cream van Gallone’s was also on site to tackle many of our sweet tooth’s with only the best ice creams South Kirkby has to offer.Ice cream van

 

 

 

 

 

 

With great food, great entertainment and all for a great cause The Ice Co annual charity day was another success. We look forward to next year to help support many more charities.