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F & P Wholesale raises more than £18K for charity - and there's more planned!
Staff at F & P Wholesale, a leading distributor of heating, plumbing and bathroom products to the independent merchant sector, has proudly announced that its charitable activities raised a total of £18,583 for its nominated benefactor Whizz-Kidz in 2012.
Throughout last year, the company held various fundraising activities with employees taking part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon, Great North Run, Neon Nightwalk and a charity swim. Other charitable events that helped F & P Wholesale achieve this impressive total included branch golf days, a 'back to the floor' challenge for directors, bucket collections, Christmas cards, sweepstakes and dress down days.
All the money raised has been donated to Whizz-Kidz, a charity which aims to help kids to be kids by providing powered and manual wheelchairs, skills training, and fun clubs to young disabled people. In 2012, Whizz-Kidz provided mobility equipment for 2,025 children and 1,500 adults, with an additional 1,700 children benefiting from added value services.
After such a successful year in 2012, the team at F & P Wholesale has already been busy with plans to raise more funds this year, with various charitable endeavours planned for employees to participate in to support Whizz-Kidz for another year.
"According to statistics, there are an estimated 70,000 disabled young people currently waiting for the right wheelchairs for them in the UK," says Mark Earnshaw, Managing Director of F & P Wholesale.
"The total amount our staff raised in 2012 has completely exceeded our expectations and we are so pleased that we have been able to make such a positive contribution towards helping Whizz-Kidz get the right equipment to the right children as quickly as possible.
"I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at F & P Wholesale who gave up their time to help raise such a fantastic amount of money for Whizz-Kidz - and here's to another year of fundraising fun for this very worthwhile cause."
However, the company's charitable activities this year extends beyond the fundraising events for Whizz-Kidz. The regionally based Wildlife Conservation Group has been given a helping hand by F & P Wholesale which has donated a number of its Prorad Compact Radiators to the Group's latest project.
The group is run by unpaid volunteers and aims to keep local wildlife safe by protecting and conserving wildlife and the natural habitat for the public benefit. After many months of planning, the group set about establishing an operations base to help with conservation project planning, education, training and continuation as a general operations site.
The donation made by F & P Wholesale has helped this worthwhile project come one step further towards completion.
Mark Earnshaw (pictured left in Back to the Floor mode) comments:
"At F & P Wholesale we pride ourselves on our community involvement and recognise that the work carried out by wildlife conservation groups is vital in conserving wildlife and the environment in the region. We are pleased that our Prorad Compact Radiators have been beneficial to the group in achieving its goals and wish the group all the best in their conservation efforts."
Paul Hayward, Group Secretary, adds: "It is vital that companies such as F & P Wholesale come forward to offer their invaluable support for projects like this which do not receive any formal funding. In particular the radiators will help to put the project on the road to completion, create a more sustainable conservation project for the future."
8th March 2013