After a year of fundraising, Kent-based mechanical and electrical contractor, Synecore handed over a cheque for £20,000 to us on Sunday 20th May.
We invited them to come and see for themselves what happens at one of our bereavement weekends, offered for free to those who need our support. Their donation has allowed us to hold 10 this year, more than ever before.
They chose us as their charity of the year and pledged the £20,000 throughout a year of fundraising – and they’ve been up to all sorts!
Since March 2017, the team has organised a quiz night, taken part in a triathlon, run their own Christmas jumper day and hosted a charity golf day, which has now become an annual charity fundraising event for the mechanical and electrical contractor.
They joined us at Demelza House in Sittingbourne, to hand over the cheque and see for themselves the value of their donation. The support weekends are held monthly for children and young people (aged 6-16) in Kent and are very creative. Over two days, the children make items that help them to hold on to precious memories, whilst learning to let go of painful ones and move forward in their lives in a positive way.
Our CEO Caroline Ford, said: “It’s been a wonderful partnership with Synecore over the last year and their £20,000 donation is a fantastic amount to receive. It has allowed us to provide 10 bereavement weekends this year – more than ever before!
“We rely solely on donations and are very grateful for all the efforts of the staff at Synecore who have helped to raise this amount for us. It really will make a difference to the children and families we support.”
Synecore’s Managing Director Paul Thomas, said: “When we decided to support a local charity, we wanted to make a real difference.
“Being a parent of four, I wanted to support a children’s charity, one that hasn’t had the backing of larger organisations in the past.
“When we met the Holding On Letting Go team, it was clear they needed funding. They are a small organisation, who work tirelessly to ensure they can support kids across Kent, that are struggling to cope with bereavement.
“Our team got on board too and hosted a quiz night, ran a triathlon, wore Christmas jumpers and of course, we hosted our first ever charity golf day, which took place at Tudor Park last September.
“The golf day was a particular success. It was attended by over 80 players and raised £14,000.
“I would highly recommend supporting local charities to other successful businesses in Kent. It is a great opportunity to do good and embrace team spirit among your workforce. I couldn’t be more delighted to present £20,000 to such a worthy Kent charity.”
Synecore is currently based in Detling but will soon be relocating to newly acquired head offices in Sittingbourne.
The company’s enviable client base includes Leon Restaurants, Pret A Manger, Comptoir Libanais, Hilton Hotels and many more well-known hospitality brands. They’ve also established a new commercial office space enterprise called Kent Office Space, serviced offices for SMEs, start-ups and freelance workers. If you are a local business looking for a new office space, call them on 0845 241 4953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Synecore’s mechanical and electrical services, including office air conditioning, visit synecore.co.uk.