Esh Construction and framework operator, YORhub, have teamed up to provide funding to Sparkle Sheffield and the Children’s Hospital Charity in a bid to benefit vulnerable children across the borough.
The donation to Sparkle Sheffield will fund a two-day and two-night ‘Sparkle Go Wild’ camp trip for more than 60 children and their families. The charity supports Autistic children and young people and their families, as well as other children and young people with co-conditions and medical needs too.
The camping trip will provide the ideal setting for families to experience bushcraft learning, hiking, arts and crafts, campfire songs and a knockout obstacle course in an environment which children and young people feel safe, confident and happy.
Liesje Dusauzay, founder and CEO at Sparkle Sheffield, said: “Sparkle Sheffield are extremely appreciative of this wonderful support which will enable Autistic children and their families to avail of invaluable life opportunities generally restricted to them. The funding will help the children experience having ordinary, fun-filled and exciting outdoor and adventurous childhood experiences along with much needed family and group time together.
“We are so grateful to the company and all of their kind and compassionate staff and Board members for truly making a wonderful difference to our children’s and families’ lives.”
The Children’s Hospital Charity will use their funding to buy gardening equipment for the Becton Centre which offers Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) throughout four lodges on site. The equipment will be used to encourage children and young people to get involved with gardening activities within the lodge gardens, helping to improve their mental wellbeing.
Chloë Brunton-Dunn, Corporate Partnerships Officer at The Children’s Hospital Charity added: “We are so grateful to Esh Group for helping to secure a grant which has funded gardening equipment for the lodges at The Becton Centre.
“This equipment will make a huge difference by helping the staff to create activities which further benefit patients and improve their experience whilst receiving care at Becton.”
Esh Construction pledged the funding as part of its commitment to YORhub’s, YOR4Good Fund, a community grant initiative which supports economic regeneration projects through schemes awarded through the YORhub construction frameworks.
The donations were made via the Sheffield Crematorium Refurbishment project which Esh delivered on behalf of Sheffield City Council, procured via the YORbuild2 framework.
Megan Roberts, social value manager at Esh Construction said: “We are very proud of the work we do to support our communities and do our upmost to make real difference in the local area. It has been a pleasure to work alongside YORhub on yet another successful project, helping support great charities who make an important difference for children, young people and their families in need of support.”
We are very proud of the work we do to support our communities and do our upmost to make real difference in the local area. It has been a pleasure to work alongside YORhub on yet another successful project, helping support great charities who make an important difference for children, young people and their families in need of support.”