From one charity to another...
Over £11,500 has been presented to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust charity by social landlord Coastline Housing.
Colleagues from the housing charity raised the money specifically for Marie Therese House in Hayle, which was chosen as the landlord’s charity of the year after the close relative of a colleague received rehabilitation there following a life changing accident.
Allister Young, CEO of Coastline Housing, said: “We are so proud to have handed over such a fantastic amount of money thanks to the generosity of colleagues, contractors and their friends and families. As a Cornish-based charity, we are always keen to champion other great charities and causes locally. It’s all part of making a difference to the lives of people living in Cornwall and colleagues are always really excited to get involved in our fundraising efforts.”
A large amount of the total was raised thanks to a marathon challenge held late in 2021 that saw over 50 colleagues completing their own marathon challenge – be it running, walking, cycling or even rowing however many miles they could manage in a 26.2 hour period.
Head of Finance Zoe Field even spent 26.2 hours on a cross trainer at Coastline’s office to help keep the sponsorship rolling in. She said: “The overwhelming support encouraged me to just keep going and the marathon challenge alone raised nearly £9,000. We would like to thank our partners who made corporate donations too and all got behind our cause to help us get to the finish line.”
Other charity events included raffles, sales of ice creams in the summer, sale of unused office furniture and more.
Lynne Lees, Community Fundraiser for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, said: “It’s been such a privilege to get to know the Coastline Housing family as they fundraised for Marie Therese House in exceptionally challenging and unpredictable times. Their tenacity, kindness and loyalty has been inspiring. We are inexpressibly grateful to the whole team for their fantastic fundraising. This is an incredible amount! They’re making a tremendous difference to the people of Cornwall who have to spend time at Marie Therese House and we really can’t thank them enough.”