Portsmouth waste management firm picks two charities to support

TWO good causes are set to benefit from the fundraising of staff at an environmentally-friendly waste management firm.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 2:46 pm
Updated Monday, 13th May 2019, 12:43 pm
One of the charities, the Rainbow Centre, in Fareham. Picture: Keith Woodland

Helistrat, based in Lakeside, Portsmouth, has chosen to raise money and provide volunteers for The Rainbow Centre in Fareham and Breast Cancer Haven in Titchfield.

Alison Jenkins, head of marketing, said: ‘We’re really excited to be working with new charities this year and provide them with the support they need.

‘It’s always so satisfying to see the great things that our money goes towards but equally it is so difficult to limit our support to just two charities.’

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Last year, the firm raised £6,000 as well as collecting items and providing more than 100 hours of time.

Helistrat has previously supported the Mary Rose Academy, the Stubbington Ark and Circus Starr.

Sarah Hudson, corporate fundraiser for The Rainbow Centre, said: ‘It is wonderful to have the support of Helistrat.

‘This gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of The Rainbow Centre and its support for adults and children with neurological conditions through conductive education.

‘We look forward to welcoming members of the Helistrat team to see first-hand what we offer and to working alongside them to fundraise and provide volunteering opportunities.’

Breast Cancer Haven fundraising manager Sally Hillyear said: ‘We are delighted that Helistrat will be supporting Breast Cancer Haven Wessex.

‘Breast Cancer affects 3,000 people a year in our region alone, that is new cases.

‘We support anyone with a current diagnosis and people who are living cancer free with the physical and emotional side effects of the disease. Our services are free of charge but cost £1,000 per visitor for complimentary sessions as well as counselling for family and friends.

‘It is also important for us to raise vital awareness to Helistrat staff and clients and the wider community to check themselves monthly and we look forward to working together over the next year.’