Coast & Country Celebrates Three Years Of Charity Support

Staff at Redcar-based housing provider Coast & Country have raised more than £16,000 for charity, which has been divided between three worthy causes.

Over the past three years, Coast & Country has supported the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Zoe’s Place and Cancer Research UK as its chosen charities.

The money has been raised through various activities including charity quizzes, race nights, cake & bake sales, golf days, charity spa days and other fundraisers.

At this year’s charity event at Coast & Country’s Westfield Farm, each of the organisations was presented with a cheque for an extra £1,440 after already having received £4,000 each.

Iain Sim, Chief Executive at Coast & Country, said: “Coast & Country is honoured to support three such fantastic and worthy charities, the work they do is invaluable to so many people across the area and also nationally.

“The fact we can help make a difference, even just a little bit, is so rewarding for our staff members who have worked hard on various projects to raise money for the good causes.”

Mandy Drake, Head of Fundraising, from the Great North Air Ambulance Service, said: “I cannot thank Coast & Country enough for all its support over the last few years, the donations will go towards helping to save the lives of many people across the north of England.”

Elaine Dunning, Corporate Fundraiser, from Zoe’s Place, said: “We are so grateful to Coast & Country for its continued support, the money raised from the fantastic fundraising activities carried out by its staff will help us to continue to support many children and families at our Middlesbrough hospice.”

Janet Leafe, Area Manager, from Cancer Research UK, said: “Thank you so much to everyone at Coast & Country for their donations and fundraising over the past few years. The work we do is so important in the fight against cancer and we rely heavily on the support of organisations such as Coast & Country.”

Photo: l to r, Janet Leafe, of Cancer Research, Elaine Dunning, of Zoe’s Place, James Atkinson, of Great North Air Ambulance Service, Iain Simm, Chief Executive at Coast & Country and Wendy Wilson of Cancer Research.