Hays' charity partner from August 2015 is Together for Short Lives, the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.
Hays is aiming to fund 12,500 hours of care for seriously ill children and their families at children’s hospices across the UK by raising £250,000 over the two-year partnership.
In the first year of the partnership Hays employees raised over £150,000 for Together for Short Lives which has funded more than 6,000 hours of care for seriously ill children and their families. In the second year of the partnership Hays aims to raise another £100,000 for Together for Short Lives to take the total amount raised to a quarter of a million pounds. The £250,000 will fund 12,500 hours of care for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.
Hays staff will be undertaking a variety of exciting and challenging fundraising activities such as sponsored bike rides, cake sales and family fun days. There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-limiting or life- threatening condition, which means they may need palliative care. There are some wonderful and committed professionals who provide it across the UK working in some inspirational places – in the family home, in hospitals, community settings and in the UK’s 53 children’s hospices.
Stephen Ballantyne, Director of Fundraising at Together For Short Lives, said:“I am thrilled that Together For Short Lives has been selected as the Hays Charity Partner for the next two years. Together we can make a real difference to thousands of children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families.”
Hays has successfully run Charity of the Year partnerships for over 10 years and previously has worked with a variety of charities including Marie Curie, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society, Action for Children and, most recently The Brain Tumour Charity, raising over £200,000 over the course of the partnership to fund a new Centre of Excellence.