Coast & Country has announced its support for three new chosen charities.
The Redcar-based housing provider gave its staff the opportunity to nominate charities of their choice and that are close to their heart.
The top three were Macmillan Cancer Support, Teesside Hospice and South Cleveland Heart Fund.
The organisations will become Coast & Country’s corporate charities for 2016 to 2019.
Fundraising has already started for the new charities – the first event being a quiz night which was held at The Vault Restaurant in Marske.
The charities and Coast & Country staff are working in close partnership to plan future fundraisers to help raise as much money as possible.
Coast & Country has donated more than £16,000 to its previous charity partners.
Iain Sim, Chief Executive at Coast & Country, said: “Our staff have chosen three fantastic organisations to be our new corporate charities. All three charities have touched the lives of many members of the Coast & Country team and I cannot think of any more worthy of our support.
“Over the next three years, our team will work extremely hard to support the charities and donate a substantial amount to each of them.”
Liz Airey, Fundraising Manager, at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “It is fantastic news that Coast & Country has chosen to support Macmillan. The work we do provides invaluable support for so many people and it is able to continue with help from organisations such as Coast & Country.”
Debbie Coulson, Marketing & Fundraising Manager, from Teesside Hospice, said: “We cannot thank the Coast & Country team enough for choosing to provide long-term support to the Teesside Hospice. We look forward to working with its fundraising team and continuing to raise money to enable us to continue our vital work.”
Dr Adrian Davies, Chair of South Cleveland Heart Fund, said: “We are very grateful to Coast & Country for choosing us as one of its new charities. Their support will help us to raise funds for our World class Regional Heart Unit in Middlesbrough. It is fantastic to see that our efforts are recognised in this way.”
Photo: l to r, Sam Hussein and Dr Adrian Davies of South Cleveland Heart Fund, Iain Simm, Chief Executive at Coast & Country, Jill Campbell of MacMillan Cancer Support and Debbie Coulson of Teesside Hospice.