TMAT’s Theresa Completes Charity Skydive

TMAT employee Theresa Morton has raised an amazing £1386 Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice with a skydive.

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Theresa Morton following her skydive

Bluebell Wood in North Anston, Sheffield, cares for and supports children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy and a range of complex medical needs. It offers a range of services, including: day care; respite care; end of life treatment and care; community support; and a young adults group.

Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. Families are given the chance to relax, take a break and have fun. It organises fun activities for families to create special memories together, including soft play, gardens, a sensory room and play/music therapy areas.

Sessions for children and families include play and music therapy, bereavement counselling, and befriending amongst others.

Bluebell Wood is only one of 53 children’s hospices in the country. Whilst at the Hospice, families can use of all the facilities, including delicious home-cooked meals, which takes the extra stress away from family members. This means that this precious time can be spent together as a family to have fun and create special memories. In addition, the staff team organises trips and experiences tailored to each family. Children and families can have their own space in surroundings very different from a typical healthcare setting, and they can come and go as they wish. Many of the families enjoy being able to take their loved ones around the extensive gardens.

The hospice has two ‘end of life’ suites named Primrose and Forget-Me-Not.

These purpose built accommodation suites are where families can stay after their child has passed away, giving them the space and time to say their special goodbyes.

The child stays in a special room very close to their parent’s bedroom, so they are never far from each other. Team members also create special keepsakes, including hand and foot moulds and memory box items. The team also provide emotional and practical support through this very tough time.

Families are welcome to stay in the suites, which are complete with their own lounge and dining facilities, until their child’s funeral. This gives family members and friends the opportunity to visit at any time.

Theresa said of Bluebell Wood: “I speak from the heart when I say that the work they do is absolutely fantastic – the staff are so committed and compassionate.”

Theresa continues to raise money for Bluebell Wood and also recently ran the Retford Half Marathon in support of it.

http://www.bluebellwood.org/

 

TMAT employee to raise £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

TMAT employee hopes to raise £1,000 for Sheffield children’s hospice with shaving stunt and cycle ride.

Shane Nettle – Stores Controller at Chesterfield-based global engineering firm TMAT – hopes to raise £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by shaving his head and having his legs waxed before cycling 20 miles to deliver the money to the hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.

Shane will be having his head shaved and legs waxed at TMAT on Friday 17th July and then, once he has collected all the donations, will be cycling to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on the afternoon of Friday 31st July.

TMAT has said that it will match any donations Shane raises.

Shane was inspired to try to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice when TMAT asked its staff to make donations during Easter 2015, to help provide art materials for the children.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. The charity relies on donations to provide this service, receiving less than 10% statutory funding.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice recently opened a new charity shop in Chesterfield, to help raise vital funds for the service.

Shane said: “It may seem like a bit of a wacky thing to do, but I just wanted to do my bit to help support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in the extraordinary work it does for the children there.”

“I’m hoping this appeal will inspire as many people as possible to come forward to support me and, ultimately, the hospice itself.”

Shane Nettle - Stores Controller

Shane Nettle – Stores Controller swaps forklift for bicycle

If you would like to donate please go to the following website: http://www.justgiving.com/Shane-Nettle

If you want to find more out about Bluebell Wood please follow the link to their website: http://www.bluebellwood.org/

Managing Director, Jason Lippitt, recently raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when he took place in the gruelling Ironman triathlon in Staffordshire.

TMAT employees donate to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

This Easter employees at TMAT are being asked to make donations to help provide art materials for children at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.

The team are hoping to raise £250, which will be used to buy paper, glitter, paint and other art materials to help brighten the lives of children using the services at the hospice.

Jason Lippitt, MD at TMAT, says “The work that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice do is extraordinary and a vital service for many families, so we wanted to help support them in continuing their great work.

Hopefully these art materials will go some way to help the team in supporting children and their families.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. The charity relies on donations to provide this service, receiving less than 10% statutory funding.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice recently opened a new charity shop in Chesterfield, to help raise vital funds for the service.

TMAT support Yorkshire Air Ambulance

TMAT recently donated £100 to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. TMAT was asked to support the charity by an employee who was a neighbour of Jamie Lynch who sadly died in a motorcycle accident in May.  Jamie’s family arranged a charity event “ShedFest” which was held  in August at New Whittington Club to raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and in memorial of Jamie.   Jamie’s family said that they were grateful for all the donations they  received for the charity.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They operate seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations.  The Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives no government assistance and all the funds for this vital service are raised by Company’s and the public.

To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity that they receive is the life blood of the charity and with out this generosity, they would not be able to provide the service.

http://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Summer Fun

We recently held a summer raffle with all proceeds going to Ashgate Hospice.

The raffle was only open to current TMAT employees to win a “Supercar Triple Whammy Driving Experience”.

Congratulations to Karl McKenna, Purchasing Manager, our lucky winner!

During the day we managed to raise £70 that will be donated to Ashgate.

Team Stan riding for charity

TMAT has a host of colleagues that love taking on a challenge and raising money for charity.

On Sunday 2nd September 2012 our Financial Controller Laura Bawden and Steve Smith our Engineering & Site Services Manager will be taking part in the Manchester 100 bike ride. The bike ride is a huge 100 miles long and it starts and finishes at Wythenshaw Park in Manchester.

Laura and Steve will be riding as part of ‘Team Stan’ alongside other family and friends in memory of Laura’s brother and Grandad who both died earlier this year.

Laura and Steve have chosen to ride for The British Heart Foundation and Ashgate Hospice. Let’s support them and their team mates who are raising money for two very worthy causes.

Just Giving pages for donations are: http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Laura-BHF &  http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Laura-ashgate

TMAT wishes them the very best.

TMAT – Racing to raise money for Charity

TMAT is on a mission to raise money for a variety of charities in the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 27th May.

The Race starts at Don Valley Stadium goes through the streets of the city centre and the finishes back at the stadium.

Jason Lippitt, MD is hoping to raise at least £1000 from TMAT with a view to the Company matching all sponsorship raised. Some of the contributions will go towards TMAT’s chosen charity “Ashgate Hospice” and the remainder will be shared between the charities chosen by the employees that are running.

Jason Lippitt is running for the British Heart Foundation. Jason said: “ My son was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at only one day old. As I’ve supported many charities in the past I had decided to put some of my energy in raising funds for this fantastic charity”.

Theresa Morton is running for Brain Tumor UK. Theresa told TMAT: “This charity is close to my heart. My sister was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and has just finished radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment following a craniotomy operation to remove the tumour”.

Lee Carpenter is running for Help For Heroes. Lee advised: “I have chosen this charity because I have close friends and relatives in the armed forces, knowing that there is a charity that can provide the necessary support and can make a real difference to the lives of our wounded is a comfort”.

TMAT wishes each and every person running the Sheffield half marathon the best of luck in raising money for their chosen charity. There are many good reasons for supporting this sponsored event, so please help if you can.

If you’d like to help TMAT raise money and make a donation then please contact Jo Kisgory for more information. Joanne.Kisgory@TMatUK.com or 01246 599733.

Land’s End to John O’Groats

Steve Day from logistics company Arcese UK recently left his trusty van for a cycle bike and took on the challenge of riding more than 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

TMAT has a long established relationship with Arcese UK which delivers products to one of TMAT’s biggest clients CNH. TMAT is proud to sponsor Steve as he raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

Steve and a team of around 30 other cyclists rode between 70-100 miles a day over 12 days.

Well done to everyone who took part.