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Doing our bit for charity

In news / By Lydia Cooper / 16 August 2016

Here at Nasstar we’re a pretty giving bunch and it isn’t often that a month goes by and we don’t hear news of at least one employee doing something admirable for charity. Already in August we’ve had three examples of individuals willing to do their bit to support the wider cause.

Starting with Nasstar’s Financial Controller, Linda Hawkins who has been rallying the troops to help support orphan children living in “The Jungle” refugee camp in Calais. Latest figures show that around 220 children are living alone and only just surviving, living in tents or makeshift huts made of wood and plastic sheeting – the average age of these children is just 12 years old.

In order to provide the help they need to survive, Linda has been encouraging the teams to donate tents, food, warm clothing, toiletries, blankets, bedding, books, toys, pots, pans – anything that might be useful to these children who are surviving on very little.

We’ve had a great response with generous individuals donating old baby clothes and food amongst other items which will go directly to the children to help make life a little easier for them. Thank you to everyone who got involved, you really did help to make a difference.

Next we have two brave individuals taking part in amazing feats of physical strength and ability, all in a bid to raise money for two very worthy causes: Macmillan Cancer Support and local Telford charity, Severn Hospice.

Both Paul Hooton and Nick Jones are set to run half marathons on 11th September to raise money for their respective charities. Paul will be taking on the Great North Run in Newcastle whilst Nick will be almost 250 miles away battling the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon.

For Paul, Macmillan Cancer Support has a special place in his heart due the care and support the charity gave to his sister in law in 2007 when she was suffering from cancer. Sadly Paul’s sister in law died later that year but since then Paul has been involved in numerous fundraising activities and has raised over £1,000 to date, a fantastic achievement.

If you would like to donate to either of these causes to help spur Nick and Paul on, the details are below and all donations no matter how big or small would be very greatly received.

Best of luck!

Lydia Cooper

Lydia Cooper

Group Marketing Manager at Nasstar.

Telford, Shropshire
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