News

Housing staff helping heroes

Release Date: 16-May-2011
Staff from KNH have danced, baked and jumped out of aeroplanes this month, all to raise money for Help for Heroes, the charity which helps service personnel wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.
Robert Collins from KNH's finance team did a tandem parachute jump for the fundraising effort

Robert Collins from KNH's finance team did a tandem parachute jump for the fundraising effort

They raised a total of £1,514.70, which they presented to the charity at the Battle Back Ball held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The money will go towards the Catterick Rehabilitation Centre in North Yorkshire.

Fundraising activities included a cake sale, zumba session and tandem parachute jump by Robert Collins, who works in KNH’s finance team, which organized the events.

They also held a raffle, which was drawn by Simon Thornton, a corporal in the 868 (Mirfield) Squadron ATC and a member of the Help for Heroes fundraising committee, accompanied by Hervey Mallinson, a 99 year old war veteran. Prizes were donated by KNH managers and local businesses.

Joanne Taylor, who helped organize the fundraising effort, said: “we really wanted to do something to show members of the forces that we appreciate the work that they do, and to show that they are in our thoughts.

“We’d like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising. We’re thrilled to have raised so much for such a good cause.”

KNH Chief Executive Simon Rogers, said: “KNH staff take on a number of fundraising challenges for different organisations each year, both as a group and on their own.

“The charities we support are vitally important to thousands of people, including a number of our staff. I’m very proud that they are so supportive of these causes.”

your neighbourhood