Fundraising for Morson’s annual charities hit a record high in 2012, as it announces a fund total of £40,000. Local Manchester charity, Lagan’s Foundation, will share the amount raised with national charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Over the course of 2012, employees of Morson Group tackled challenges ranging from the Manchester 10km run, to 185-mile UK, and 400-mile Cuban, cycle rides and even a Himalayan trek to Mount Everest.
Benefitting from the company’s fundraising efforts is local charity, Lagan’s Foundation; a non-profit organisation that supports families living with a child that has a congenital heart defect. Providing respite for relatives in what is a difficult and stressful period, Lagan’s Foundation provides an at-home service staffed by trained volunteers to support parents in their caring role.
Each year, Morson Group’s charity committee announces the support of two charities – one national level charity, and the other a charity local to the global company’s head office in Salford, Greater Manchester. In conjunction with 2012’s fundraising total, Morson’s charity committee announced its two chosen charities for 2013 – The David Lewis Centre, and The Factory Youth Zone.
The Factory Youth Zone is an initiative established in Manchester, and accessible across the Northwest, that provides state of the art facilities for young people in the region. The facilities are open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, and provide an answer for young people. www.thefactoryyz.org
David Lewis provides a national support service to individuals with learning disabilities by facilitating learning, treatments and integrated social and medical care for people from all over the UK with epilepsy, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism. www.davidlewis.org.uk
Ged Mason, Morson CEO, commented: “We are very pleased to announce that the total funds raised in 2012 for Lagan’s Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support have reached a fantastic £40,000.
“Morson is dedicated to the support of local and national charity initiatives, and I am delighted that employees across the Group have committed themselves so enthusiastically to our efforts this year and we look forward to driving fundraising for both The Factory Youth Zone and The David Lewis Centre in 2013.”