Progress to Excellence Ltd helps to turn the Claire House Splash Dash blue
ONE of the most colourful charity events on the Merseyside calendar is being supported this weekend by Progress to Excellence Ltd to boost funds for Claire House children’s hospice, the company’s charity of the year.
Thousands of participants in the annual Claire House Splash Dash will be getting covered in powder paint as they pass through a rainbow of paint stations on the 5K course in Sefton Park. The Blue Station is being sponsored by Progress to Excellence Ltd.
Taking part in the event is Lisa Shannon, PA to Progress to Excellence Ltd Managing Director Damian Burdin, and joining her will be her two daughters, Ellie and Evie.
Lisa explained: “We are all looking forward to a really great day of fun in the park to support our charity of the year which does such amazing work.
“The Blue Station is being manned by the family of Linda and Colin Cook whose daughter Ellie was cared for at Claire House before she sadly passed away at the age of seven – and there’s another connection here for us as my Ellie now teaches at New Brighton Primary School where little Ellie was a pupil.
“We know we’re going to end up in a bit of a mess – but it’s all for a great cause.”
Damian Burdin added: “My colleagues are wonderful when it comes to freely giving their time and energy to raise money for charity. Such support not only helps to boosts their funds but also raises awareness of their vital work.
“Lisa and her girls are a great example of the spirit which runs through our business, that of giving back to the local community.”
The event, the sixth annual Claire House Splash Dash, is expected to have 2,000 people taking part, raising around £50,000 for the hospice.
Jessica Campbell, Partnerships Manager at Claire House, added: “The Splash Dash is a fun way for the people of Merseyside to get involved in supporting the work we do.
“It’s a fantastic help when organisations such as Progress to Excellence Ltd take part and we are extremely grateful as the business has once again chosen to sponsor the blue paint station in memory of Ellie.”