STAFF MAKE EVERY PENNY COUNT, INSPIRED BY SCHOOLBOY CHARLIE

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Inspired by the story of a brave nine-year-old boy who has spent his life in and out of hospital, staff at Thetford's TROX UK were determined to make every penny count!

Tammy Bannister, an employee of the business for nine years, prompted a fundraising effort when she revealed to colleagues how her young son Charlie had received years of care from Norfolk's Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital.

Born with cerebral palsy, Charlie has endured numerous operations and now has splints on his legs to help his mobility.

Employees at TROX UK decided there could be no better recipient for a fundraising effort than the Jenny Lind facility (a hospital within a hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital), and set about saving all their one and two pence pieces to help purchase vital care equipment.

In just six months, and with an extra boost in the form of a staff raffle, the company has raised over £700 - enough to buy several crucial pieces of equipment for Neo-natal care.

"I never dreamed when I mentioned our experience of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital to people at work, that my colleagues would be so motivated to help me raise this amount of money," said Tammy.

"It started with me just having one box on my desk, but then we were having to put more and more boxes around our headquarters in Thetford.

"The response has meant we could buy far more than I would ever have thought."

In fact, TROX UK staff have been responsible for purchasing two special baby scales for the hospital, an oxygen meter, and a snuggle-wrap.

Those important items have now been presented to the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, and will begin playing a role in the care of children like Charlie.

Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said: “The support from all the team at Trox has been wonderful. We are always so grateful when people support the hospital charity, as money raised will benefit local patients and in this case the support will be put to good use in our unit for poorly and premature babies. Thank you to Tammy and Charlie for inspiring the support.”

 

TROX UK plans to continue its fundraising efforts by electing a new charity of the year for 2015.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

TROX UK is a leading designer and manufacturer of HVAC and building services solutions.
With over 50 years’ experience in the industry, it has outstanding design expertise, which places it at the forefront of product innovation.

The company works closely with architects, developers and consultants, acting as a valuable extension to any project team. In close collaboration with clients worldwide it manufactures, designs and markets components and systems for ventilation and indoor climate control.

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