Money raised for charity so far in 2021
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:
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is Committed to Supporting Cancer Services for the People of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.
Started in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies, the charity has contributed around £18million in today’s prices to improve cancer services in the local area.
It is estimated that around 75,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
A lot of changes have been made in the charity recently, and they have worked on some really exciting projects.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operates and funds three air ambulances covering six Midlands counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
In addition, the charity has two critical care cars – one covers Birmingham and the Black Country area, whilst the other attends missions in Worcestershire. Both are operational between 8am and 8pm daily. There is one critical care paramedic on-board each of the cars responding to medical incidents including heart attacks / strokes / sepsis and respiratory issues.
The charity responds to some of the most traumatic incidents including cardiac arrests, road traffic collisions and sports injuries. The aircraft reaches remote locations to attend to patients unreachable by land ambulance.