Ice Watch staff raise money for EACH through car washes and sky diving
22nd May, 2017
As a gritting and snow clearing company, we‘re used to cleaning things up, which is why we decided to offer residents in Saxmundham the chance to have their cars washed at our Head Office with all the proceeds going to the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) our company charity. We have a long-standing relationship with EACH, especially its hospice, The Treehouse, in Ipswich.
Cleaning cars in Saxmundham
In the first of our series of car washes that we will be undertaking, we raised £150. We’ll aim to build on that with our other planned car washes at gritting HQ on the Carlton Park Industrial Estate in Saxmundham.
Our programme of car washes is the latest fundraising initiative we have run in support of EACH.
Skydiving from two miles high
And because our work often means we are dealing with the extremes that the weather can throw at us, five members of staff having taken up an extreme challenge to raise £2,000 by taking part in the Team EACH Skydive at Beccles Airfield on Wednesday 20 September.
Strapped securely to a tandem skydiving instructor, they will jump from two miles high, freefalling for 50 seconds at speeds in excess of 120mph.
Great work for young people by EACH
EACH provides short-break care, end-of-life care and bereavement support to more than 800 children, young people and family members at a cost of almost £6 million a year.
Victoria Matthews, EACH Suffolk Corporate Fundraiser, said: “We’re so pleased staff of Ice Watch have committed to supporting us with not only a series of car washes but also by skydiving.
“Support from the business community like this is invaluable as we continue to care for children with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and support their families.”