Charity Benefits from Care Plus employees efforts

Published: 02-09-2014
Charity Benefits from Care Plus employees efforts

A team of walkers from Care Plus Group and partner organisations completed the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge recently and raised £537 for local charity the Fishermen’s Mission in the process.

The group spent over 6 months preparing for the challenge and completing practice walks in Yorkshire prior to completing the challenge in two groups in May and June.

Care Plus Group provides community health and adult social care to people throughout North East Lincolnshire and its headquarters building, Freeman Street Resource Centre is also the base for The Fishermen’s Mission.

Neil Cartwright, Head of Service at Care Plus Group said:
“We at Care Plus Group are phenomenally proud to host the Fishermen’s Mission in our Freeman Street Resource Centre Facility.

“This charity provides emergency support and practical care to fishermen and their families by providing emergency and welfare support to fishermen and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and I was blown away to discover that they continue to support 932 former fishermen and their families in the Grimsby area as well as 40 active local fishermen. 

“Given where we are based and the long heritage and debt owed to this industry we thought it most appropriate on this occasion to raise funds for this vital organisation.”

Tony Jewitt from the Fishermen’s Mission said:
“On behalf of the Fishermen’s Mission Grimsby, I would like to convey my sincerest thanks to all those who took part in this challenge with a view to raising funds for the Fishermen’s Mission.  There are so many worthwhile charities in and around the area and we are delighted that you have recommended supporting the Fishermen’s Mission locally.

“You have my word that the money raised will be ring fenced and used to alleviate the hardship our LOCAL fishing communities are going through. The money will be used to help purchase items that improve their quality of life, from a simple high backed chair to an electrically powered bed or EPV for their mobility issues.

“As you will be aware, there are many other needs in many areas, but rest assured that every penny raised will certainly go a long way in directly helping to ease their plight.”

Walkers from the group also raised over £700 for the local Foresight Charity.

Pictured are Neil Cartwright and Sheena Chapman of Care Plus Group presenting a cheque to Tony Jewitt.  Left to right Tony Jewitt (Port Missioner for Grimsby) Fishermen’s Mission, Sheena Chapman (Admin Manager) Care Plus Group, Neil Cartwright (Head of Service) Care Plus Group


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