Here at The Forshaw Group our managing director Liam Hanlon is often out and about, in the community, raising money and supporting many different causes. It’s nice to see his influence is creating a positive effect in the office, with several team members following in his footsteps and supporting causes close to their hearts.
Macmillan coffee morning: Friday 29 September
What better way than to spend a morning, than having coffee and cake. Natasha Hurley once again took on the challenge of organising the The Forshaw Group’s Macmillan coffee morning. It’s becoming an annual event and the team is encouraged to bake a selection of cakes, which were available to purchase for a minimum donation of £3 per person. Special thanks to Cheryl Smeatham from Knowsley Chamber of Commerce’s Working Well Together team, who baked and donated delicious lemon and chocolate cakes. The Forshaw Group directors matched the amount raised, so a fabulous £285 is making its way to the charity. Macmillan is a wonderful charity that is here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial, and emotional support.
The National Three Peaks Challenge:
Huge congratulations to The Forshaw Group’s Luke Allen who recently took on the National Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge is to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. These peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km), and the total ascent is 3,064 metres (10,052ft). The total driving distance is 462 miles.
Luke and his team successfully completed the walk with 19 minutes left to spare and raised the fantastic amount of £2068. The money raised is going to Knowsley Food Bank. Knowsley Food Bank doesn’t want anyone within the community to go hungry. That’s why it provides three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to the charity in a crisis.
Luke said about the challenge, “I have been told that the amount raised will provide 11 families with food for a whole year. Since completing the challenge, I have contacted Knowsley Food Bank and I plan to volunteer to help move and load food into vans ready for delivery. It’s such an amazing cause and thank you to those who donated.”
Liverpool Heartbeat 20-year celebration
A charity we regularly support, Liverpool Heartbeat, has turned 20. The Forshaw Group’s managing director, Liam Hanlon attended the celebrations. The supporters and volunteers who attended, congratulated the Liverpool Heartbeat founder, Robin Baynes MBE for his leadership and dedication for all the charity and community work.
Liverpool Heartbeat has been inspiring young people in the Northwest and Merseyside to pursue healthy, exciting, fulfilled lifestyles since its formation in 2002.