Since its inception, the firm has supported charities which are personal to the staff, including a 35 mile sponsored walk for Brain Tumour Research.
Hilton Smythe is proud to be a Silver Patron of the Bolton Lads & Girls Club
The charity, which was established in 1889 during the Industrial Revolution, is one of the largest youth clubs in the UK. It offers year-round support for young people aged eight to 19, with young people with disabilities able to stay on until they are 21. Through sports, arts, mentoring and community outreach, the club aims to help the young people of Bolton become the happy, caring and responsible citizens of tomorrow. Hilton Smythe has a history of giving back to the local community.
The firm chose to support Bolton Lads and Girls Club because, as life-long Bolton residents, the company directors wanted to offer sponsorship to a charity that made a difference in their area.
Craig Graham, Group Operations Director at Hilton Smythe, said: “Supporting charities that help and support young people in our local area is something we’re very passionate about at Hilton Smythe. Since we started the company in 2011, we have created more than 40 jobs, so we see the value in investing in local people to help them achieve more.
“The charity gives young people training and enterprise opportunities, as well as essential outreach services for the most vulnerable, and we are delighted to be able to support the fantastic work they do. We certainly want to be active partners with the club and get involved where we can.”
Karen Edwards OBE, Chief Executive of the Bolton Lads and Girls Club, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hilton Smythe on board as a Silver Corporate Patron. As a charity, the club relies on the support of businesses and donations to continue providing a safe environment for young people in Bolton.
“The charity aims to provide youngsters in Bolton somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
We are incredibly grateful to Hilton Smythe for their support, which will go a long way to help us continue to achieve this goal year after year.”
Further information about the Bolton Lads and Girls Club is available from their website: www.boltonladsandgirlsclub.co.uk
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Hilton Smythe and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity
We’re big on supporting good causes and getting our staff involved. Since 2013 we’ve been supporting the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, and from 2015, we’ve supported patient Charlotte Jennings in celebrating her birthday and her battle with cancer.
Based in Manchester, the charity works to ensure that those children who are unfortunate enough to need to stay or visit the hospital, are given the best possible experience and are expertly cared for. The hospital is a specialist unit for paediatric care and often children come from all over the country to be treated there.
The charity works to do, “the things the NHS simply can’t do”, like providing activities and entertainment for children and their families who require long term hospitalisation; building play centres and soft play outdoor facilities; providing much needed emotional support to children and their families and most importantly funding essential research into paediatric care.
We support the charity through a number of ways:
• Sponsorship of charity events (sponsoring Charlotte Jenning’s 13th Birthday party)
• Donation of equipment (donation of TV’s for the children to watch)
• Staff donations from non-uniform days
• Sponsored events undertaken by us (such as a Santa Run, Christmas Toy Appeal)
• Donations from profits.
• To date we have donated, well in excess of £20,000 through various methods and we will be endeavouring to continue this vital support.
Hilton Smythe’s Toy Appeal
The Toy Appeal is a great opportunity to put a smile on a child’s face even though they may be spending Christmas in hospital. Overall we’ve donated 154 toys and £1,862.
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a national centre of excellence in the following areas:
• Bone marrow transplantation, for which it is the main centre outside of London
• Burns treatment – the hospital houses the largest paediatric burns unit in the country
• Critical care – the hospital’s paediatric intensive care unit is the largest in the country, looking after patients ranging from newborn babies to 16-year-olds.
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is focused on helping families stay together particularly when they have long or frequent stays in hospital. For more information on what Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital do, and to get involved with the charity visit: www.rmchcharity.org.uk