Shoreline continues flying the FLAG for local charity
Published by Shoreline for Shoreline Housing Partnership in Communities and also in Housing
Shoreline employees Gail Beech, Cath Campion, Ann Maggs MBE and Kerry Webster watch Shoreline chair Karen Rastall present the cheque to FLAG chair Malcolm Rudkin
Another year of successful fundraising was celebrated by employees of Shoreline Housing Partnership when they presented a cheque for over £5800 to FLAG – Family Links Around Grimsby.
FLAG – chosen charity of the year 2011-12 - makes a real difference to the lives of local people helping families who have children with special needs.
Employees organised a series of fun events over the past year including fish and chip quiz suppers, dress down days, bake a cake sales and the successful Diamonds are Forever Ball.
Shoreline employee Ann Maggs, who was awarded an MBE this year in recognition of her charity work said: “FLAG provides a valuable service to the local community and the children who take part in the fantastic range of activities they offer.
“But it also provides a respite for the parents or guardians of these children.
“We’re really proud that a relatively small number of employees such as ourselves are able to, year on year raise funds for such worthwhile local charities that provide really important services to individuals across the area each and every day.
“We would like to thank all our employees, their family and friends, as well as our partnering agencies for their generous support.”
Chair of FLAG Malcolm Rudkin added: “A big thank you to everyone who has helped to contribute towards this. It will make a very big difference to us.”
In addition, a team of Shoreline employees braved temperatures of -7 while sleeping rough in support of Sleep Easy 2012 at the beginning of the year, raising over £3000 for Grimsbyand Cleethorpes YMCA.
Employees have chosen Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool as their charity of the year 2012-13. The pool offers therapy to pupils who attend Humberston Park Special School Academy and individuals within the community who have severe physical impairment or medical condition.