A CHILDREN’S cancer charity in Wrexham has benefited from a charitable donation thanks to a Flint firm’s community scheme.
Kimberly-Clark’s Employees in the Community group (EITC) gave a £3,500 cheque to Children’s Cancer Support (Chics), thanks to a steady stream of donations during the past 12 months.
The EITC has also helped by supplying tissues and wet wipes for two caravans, which are used to send families who have children suffering from cancer on a holiday.
EITC chairman Andy Davies has also been entertaining children at Chics parties, dressing up as the Andrex puppy.
Andy said: “Seeing the children at the Christmas party really was an eye- opener for me.
“We are pleased that as a small fundraising group we have been able to help Chics to bring a smile to the faces of young children who are obviously very poorly, and their committed, loyal families.
“We would like to thank everyone who donates in some way to the EITC for helping us to help others.”
Chics family liaison officer Erica Handley said: “The support we had from the EITC and Kimberly- Clark has been fantastic.
“We are a very small charity and often get overlooked, so we have been overwhelmed by the donations.”
Employees at the Flint site have now voted for the charities they want to support for the next year – Hope House Hospice, Special Care Baby Units at Wrexham and Chester hospitals and cancer care at the Countess of Chester.
The EITC will donate £500 to each of the charities, and will hold a charity golf day on Wednesday, June 24, at Old Padeswood Golf Club, near Mold.
For more information on the golf day, call EITC chairman Andy Davies on 01352 803014.