M6toll helps local charity celebrate 10 year milestone
6th September 2023
The M6toll is proud to announce its support for Simon’s Heroes children’s charity with a donation of £1,000 to commemorate its 10-year anniversary, which funded a special celebration for its beneficiaries and their families.
Simon’s Heroes, a Tamworth-based charity run by dedicated volunteers, was founded in 2013 and strives to enhance the lives of local children in need. To date, it has processed over 90 grants, which has included the purchase of medical and mobility equipment, treatments and therapies, respite breaks for families who spend 24/7 supporting their children and home improvements for those who have little time for anything else outside of caring. It has been instrumental in turning dreams into reality, funding special treats and experiences for children and their families coping with debilitating illnesses.
Today Simon’s Heroes has over 50 members who are all dedicated to the cause. The charity has raised £1000’s from sponsored events but also generates revenue through other mediums such as charity fundraisers and corporate sponsorship.
The celebration highlighted its 10-year milestone and provided a real treat for its guests. The children were able to enjoy a range of inflatables, meet Peppa Pig and enjoy being entertained by local clown, Bibbledy Bob. There was also face painting, soft play and cake!
Emma Croft, mum of charity beneficiary Indiana said: “It was great to meet all of the fantastic volunteers today, as well as seeing the other families and children all having fun. We always appreciate events like this, so that our son can play and enjoy himself safely and without judgement. Not only that, but it’s great to meet other like-minded parents, who we can relate to. Thank you to Simon’s Heroes for the wonderful work that you do. I hope you know how much we appreciate it!”
Charlotte Abbott; Chairman at Simon’s Heroes said: “What a wonderful day we all had celebrating our milestone. I feel very proud of what we have achieved over that time and how the charity is continuing to evolve and make a difference. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members, supporters and companies, like the M6toll, whose contributions make it all possible. We were thrilled to receive such a generous contribution towards our event from them, and I’d like to extend my appreciation, on behalf of all of our Heroes – beneficiaries and members – you helped deliver a truly memorable day, which meant so much to everyone involved.”
Karen Larkin; HR Business Partner at the M6toll added: “I am so pleased we have been able to support Simon’s Heroes for their 10th Anniversary celebrations. This means a lot to them, the beneficiaries and me as a member of the charity. Making a difference to the families who endure challenging circumstances is really rewarding and making a different to the local community”.
The M6toll’s donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and community projects. The M6toll is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with the M6toll for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit www.m6toll.co.uk for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org