Aquila Heywood raises £70,000 for new multi-sensory rooms to help children with brain injury

This week staff from the leading life, pensions and investment company Aquila Heywood, who are based in Redhill, visited The Children's Trust to officially open a children’s multi-sensory room. Currently in their third year of supporting the charity, Aquila Heywood has successfully raised more than £70,000 to support children with brain injury. Having previously funded specialist physio equipment and new beds for children, the team decided to push themselves even harder this year to raise funds for two multi-sensory rooms at The Children's Trust School. After a successful six months of fundraising, one of the rooms has now been completed and members of the Aquila Heywood team attended the opening. To continue to reach their ambitious fundraising goals, staff from Aquila Heywood have taken on personal and group challenges, from trekking Mount Everest base camp to bake-off contests and organising Christmas auctions. Not only do the team contribute by fundraising, some of them are well known volunteers at The Children's Trust events too, giving their time to support the charity further. Laura Francis, Director of Brand at Aquila Heywood said: “We have all had a great time fundraising and volunteering for The Children’s Trust and coming in today to see the room we have funded makes it all worthwhile. We are passionate about the charity, it is what inspires us to continue to do more.” Jane Shufflebotham, Fundraising Executive at The Children's Trust said: “The fantastic efforts Aquila Heywood continue to put in to raise even more money is greatly appreciated. The partnership we have formed is invaluable to our charity and their commitment and passion makes it a pleasure to work with the team. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

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