Zoe’s Place recognises generous donation

Staff working for Thirteen’s Grounds Maintenance team have received official recognition for their efforts to raise much-needed funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough.

2 Jun 2016

The hospice has just marked the team’s fund-raising efforts by presenting them with a special certificate to thank the fundraisers for their hard work.

Twenty six staff who work on maintaining outdoor communal areas in neighbourhoods owned by the Thirteen Group landlords, arranged a special football match to raise funds for Zoe’s Place.

They succeeded in raising a grand total of £1,085 for the hospice.

The charity – based in Normanby – will use the funds to continue its work in providing palliative and respite care for infants with life-threatening conditions.

Thirteen’s staff raised the money by holding a special charity football match and family event at the Acklam Green Centre in the spring. As well as football, fundraising activities also included stalls, tombola and activities for all the family.

Denise Powell, Grounds Maintenance Manager at Thirteen, said: “The idea for the fundraising activity came from the team members themselves and they took on responsibility for all the organising and running of the event.

“I know it was a lot of work for the guys so it was great that they managed to raise so much money for a local charity which does such good work for children in our area. To receive this certificate was a really nice way to mark their achievement so I’m naturally very proud of the team.”