Big thanks to Athene Publishing

Athene Publishing raised more than £20,000 at its 2015 I&R Awards recently (21 October) in aid of us. This was the most successful Awards partnership we have ever had.

Held at London’s Park Lane Hilton, the annual I&R Awards champion the people and companies achieving outstanding work across business rescue and insolvency. And this year the event’s 500+ attendees dug deep after watching Ryan Smith tell his story: In 2013, 16 year old Ryan acquired severe brain injuries after he was knocked off his bicycle by a van. Doctors told his family to prepare for the worst. Yet, thanks to rehabilitation, therapy, care and days out provided by The Children’s Trust, Ryan has beaten all the odds to relearn many of the skills he had lost and return home to his family and friends. Publishing Director Kamala Panday ‘‘We’ve supported The Children’s Trust for a number of years now, but this is by far our most successful fundraiser yet. Everyone in the room was moved to tears by Ryan’s story, and everything his family have been through. We are delighted that all of the guests got involved with the games and silent auction, and helped to raise such an outstanding amount for a truly great cause.’’ Jane Shufflebotham, Fundraising Executive at the Children’s Trust said ‘‘The guests at the I&R Awards have been very, very generous. The money will make a vital contribution toward specialist equipment to help with rehabilitation, and enable each child to relearn skills and have as much independence, safety and comfort as possible. Everyone at The Children’s Trust is very grateful to Insolvency News.’’

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