Freightliner Group Limited Second Annual Charity Scheme

Freightliner kicks off Second Annual Charity Scheme Freightliner Group Limited began its employee nominated charity donations scheme with a joint presentation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and Sincere Support.

Freightliner Heavy Haul Driver Martyn Edwards, and Driver Team Leader Colin Easton handed over a total of £2,000 to the two Sheffield based charities on Wednesday 5th November at Bluebell Woods new facility in North Anston. Present at the event were Director of Fundraising for Bluebell Wood Greg Oldfield, Founder and Coordinator for Sincere Support Beverley Lister and Jane and Steve Knight a couple who benefited from the work that both charities do.

Martyn choose to nominate Bluebell Wood following the tragic loss of his 14 year old nephew, the hospice offers care and support to children who suffer from life threatening or life limiting conditions as well as supporting their families. Colin Easton and Wife Diane witnessed close friends Sincere support founder Beverley Lister and Husband Steve; who is also the chairman of the charity, work tirelessly offering emotional and financial support to the families of sick children and of bereaved families. Colin and Diane felt the donation and recognition for their hard work was deserved.

Commenting on the event and the scheme Chief Executive of Freightliner, Eddie Fitzsimmons said, "The response to last year was really encouraging and it was only fitting that we continued the scheme using the same format. This is our way of having our employees involved in what we see as our responsibility to the community and a way of saying 'thank you' to the dedication and tremendous work that these Charities provide". Now in its second year the scheme invited Freightliner employees to nominate causes worthy of a donation of £1,000, a total of £10,000 has been allocated and will be donated over the remainder of 2008 and 2009 to the successful causes.

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