Colleagues at Coastline Housing have presented £12,440 to Children’s Hospice South West.
The money is the result of a year’s worth of corporate fundraising by colleagues at the Cornish housing charity and is a record breaker too – the most Coastline has ever raised for a charity of the year.
Allister Young, CEO of Coastline Housing, explained: “Each year colleagues vote for a charity doing great work in Cornwall that they wish to support and we were delighted to support Children’s Hospice South West last year as we know they carry out really vital work in our county.
“The fact that we got to over £12,400 at time when the cost of living crisis was really starting to bite too is just incredible and testament to the generosity and kind spirit of colleagues, contractors and their friends and families.”
Just over £4,000 of the total was raised thanks to Coastline’s annual marathon challenge which saw colleagues clocking up a collective 1,583 miles in 26.2 hours.
During this time, Allister himself took on an extra endurance challenge inside Coastline House cycling up the height of Mount Everest on a turbo trainer.
It took him almost 18 hours of intense cycling to complete 8.5 ascents of the ‘Alp de Huez’ in Zwift, which saw him cycling 213km whilst climbing 9,000 metres.
Other fundraising activities including fundraising BBQs, picnics, raffles, bake sales and more.
Head of Finance Zoe Field said: “We are always bowled over by the support given to local charities by colleagues and contractors we work with here at Coastline.
“Thank you to everyone who got behind us this year and helped us reach this record-breaking total.
“As a Cornish charity ourselves, we are always keen to champion other great causes locally. It’s all part of making a difference here in Cornwall.”
Amanda Masters, area fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, said: “On behalf of all of the children and families that we support at Little Harbour, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Coastline Housing for raising this fantastic amount of money.
We really do rely on the support of local community and businesses to ensure we can keep providing vital care whether it’s resilience stays, palliative or end of life care.