• BAXI GIVES BACK ON ITS 150th ANNIVERSARY
BAXI GIVES BACK ON ITS 150th ANNIVERSARY WITH A CHARITABLE £150K BOOST TO MARIE CURIE
As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, leading UK boiler manufacturer Baxi has already smashed its £150,000 fundraising target for its national charity partner Marie Curie.
With the company not yet at the end of its year-long fundraising stint, staff have already sprinted, baked, gamed and climbed their way to hitting their goal for the charity, which will help to fund 7,500 hours of care and guidance for those living with terminal illnesses and their families.
Marie Curie has been Baxi’s charity partner for the past three years, and colleagues have gone the extra mile to show support for the work it does and the much-needed help it provides. Fundraising events have included a sponsored walk across Hadrian’s Wall, a night time cycle ride around London, a Mud Run, a 75-mile cycle ride around the Lake District, a 24-hour computer gaming session, a Baxi Great British Bake Off, and a Diwali Indian food sale.
Earlier in 2016, Baxi’s fundraising was given a substantial boost through money raised by colleagues running the London Marathon. Two members of the Baxi team, Paddy Fletcher and Tom Hampton, HR managers at the Warwick and Preston sites respectively, raised almost £6,200, bringing the team much closer to its overall target.
Siobhan Drane, Partnerships Manager at Marie Curie, said: “We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should get the care and support they need, so they and their families can make the most of the time they have together. We want to fund as much care as possible, so our nurses can to go into people’s homes and give them that vital hands-on care and emotional support.
“Our partnership with Baxi Heating has played an important part in making this happen and it’s fantastic that it has raised £150,000. Those funds will make a huge difference in enabling Mare Curie to help even more people at a time when they need us most. We look forward to the partnership continuing and having a lasting impact on families across the UK.”
David Pinder, CEO, Baxi Heating, said: “We can’t think of a better way of celebrating our 150th anniversary than by giving a gift of £150,000 to such a hugely deserving cause. We may have reached the target we set out to achieve, but our efforts don’t stop here – there are plenty more fun activities planned for the remainder of the year to support Marie Curie and help them to continue with their incredible work. We’re proud to support such a fantastic cause.”
Launched by iron moulder Richard Baxendale in 1866, today Baxi Heating is a leading UK manufacturer of boilers, cylinders and electric water heaters, which employs nearly 1,600 people across its sites in Preston, Warwick, Norwich and Wokingham. .
For more information please visit http://baxi.co.uk/about-baxi/csr/marie-curie.htm