Following a fantastic year of fundraising in 2014, we are delighted to launch our 2015 ‘Fishpools Charities’ programme with two amazing charity partners: Teens Unite Fighting Cancer and Herts Air Ambulance.

Our ‘Fishpools Charities’ programme represents our commitment to give something back to the people who live and work where we do. From helping young people who have been affected by cancer, to supporting local emergency services, these partnerships give us the chance to make a contribution where it really counts.

This year, we aim to raise £5,000 for each local charity to reach a combined total of £10,000 by the end of the year. Both of the charities, Herts Air Ambulance and Teens Unite, undertake some fantastic work within the local community and it’s with this in mind that we’ve chosen to put our support behind them.

Teens Unite British 10k London Run

Teens Unite British 10k London Run

To kick-start proceedings we’ll be donating £1,000 to each charity, then raising additional funds throughout the year with help from everyone at Fishpools. Think bake sales, sponsored sporting activities and much more – you name it, we’ll be there!

Our fundraising plans don’t stop there, as we’ll also be donating a percentage of sales from our most popular items to each of the charities total, with products changing to reflect seasonal trends.

Our Managing Director, Simon Fishpool commented: “Having exceeded our fundraising target in 2014, we are excited to launch the Fishpools Charities programme for 2015. Our chosen charities undertake some fantastic work within the local area and we are incredibly proud to provide each organisation with our ongoing support. We look forward to working with Herts Air Ambulance as a new charity partner as well as further developing our relationship with Teens Unite.”

To track our progress, we’ve set up brand new Just Giving pages for both Teens Unite and Herts Air Ambulance as well as a group page for the Fishpools Charities programme. Here you’ll be able to see how much we’ve raised so far and, if you wish, donate to these brilliant causes.

Debbie Pezzani, CEO and Founder at Teens Unite says: “When we heard that Fishpools is continuing to support Teens Unite in 2015 as part of their Fishpools Charities programme we were over the moon. It was a pleasure to work alongside the staff last year and we felt that they truly understood the need for Teens Unite and the work we do.

Fishpools continuously went above and beyond to raise money and awareness for Teens Unite and as a small, local charity, this was invaluable to us. We look forward to working closely alongside them this year and building upon the strong relationship we have already established.”

Christina Barone, Fundraising Coordinator at Herts Air Ambulance, says: As we receive no direct funding from the Government or National Lottery, we rely on the generosity of the people and businesses in Hertfordshire to remain operational. Therefore, we are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of Fishpools charity partners for 2015, and we look forward to working with the team on different fundraisers throughout the year.’ 

Support the Fishpools team by tweeting us @FishpoolsUK! For updates on our progress head over to the Fishpools Facebook page.

The Fishpools Team at the Teen's Unite 'It's a Knockout Challenge'

The Fishpools Team at the Teen’s Unite ‘It’s a Knockout Challenge’

Just Giving Page Links

Fishpools Charity Programme: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/FishpoolsCharityProgramme

Herts Air Ambulance: https://www.justgiving.com/Fishpools-Charity-Programme1

Teen’s Unite: https://www.justgiving.com/Fishpools-Charity-Programme

ABOUT THE CHARITIES:

Broxbourne based charity Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13-24, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. The charity runs regular fun days out such as concerts, football matches, art and beauty workshops. Teens Unite provides ongoing long term support for teens whether they are undergoing treatment or in remission. The charity has also recently opened the first specialist respite care centre for young people aged 13-24 in the UK.

Herts Air Ambulance is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

Hertfordshire was one of the few counties left in the UK without its own Air Ambulance and so in April 2007, the Charity launched an appeal to enable the people of Hertfordshire to raise funds for their own life-saving Air Ambulance service. Tasked on average 2-3 times a day, the Herts Air Ambulance is most commonly called out to patients with serious illness or injury caused by such incidents as road traffic accidents, falls from height, heart attacks, stabbings, cardiac arrests and strokes.

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