Money raised for charity so far in 2019
Hatchers have an extremely active fundraising calendar, holding both internal and external events to raise money for charity.
Each year the firm supports two charities, which are nominated by Hatchers’ staff. This means that often the charities are very personal to the firm and all staff get involved in raising money. Internally we hold bake sales, dress down days and luncheons to name a few. Over the last few years the staff have walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks, completed various sporting challenges and taken part in lots of other fundraising activities.
This year we are supporting:
The Harry Johnson Trust
The Harry Johnson Trust was established in November 2014 following the death of seven year old Harry in July of that year.
Harry died following a nine month fight with Double Hit Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
The trust offers help and support to children and teenagers who receive care from the Oncology Team at The Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire.
When Harry died in July 2014, the donations made by family and friends at Harry’s funeral allowed his family to establish The Harry Johnson Trust.
Sally, Harry’s mum, Stephen, Harry’s Dad and Harry’s brother Eric (who was also Harry’s best friend) began by using a little bit of their own experience of having a child with cancer to offer support to others, and the charity has grown ever since. Although we are only small, the trust aims to provide whatever individual children or teenagers need to make things just a little bit easier for them during treatment.
They work very closely with the hospital ward to make sure the right young person gets the right help at the right time.
The Harry Johnson Trust is run by volunteers – 100% of money raised goes to fund their projects.
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).
CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.
CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.
CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public.
CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.