Training firm staff raise cash for children’s hospice

Karen Parry, chief executive officer of Grace House, left, with KF Training commercial director Sara O'Brien.

Karen Parry, chief executive officer of Grace House, left, with KF Training commercial director Sara O'Brien.

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Kind-hearted staff from a training company have raised charity cash for a children’s hospice.

Around 40 colleagues from KF Training, based on Whitehouse Business Park, Peterlee, collected £300 which was donated to Grace House, in Sunderland.

The charity provides respite and a short-break facility for children and young people with complex disabilities, health needs and life-limiting conditions.

The KF Training team raked in the money at a recent masquerade ball at Seaham Hall, an event which was a thank you from bosses for all of their hard work throughout the year.

Sara O’Brien, Commercial Director at KF Training, said: “We chose Grace House as our charity of choice this year because the work they do is so important and one that is close to our hearts.

“We have raised money for the organisation in the past and we are to continue our commitment to Grace House by holding quarterly fundraising events right up until July 2016.

“We raised the funds by hosting a thank you event for our staff at Seaham Hall, where we held an end of year business brief with barbecue during the day for our fantastic team who have worked tirelessly over the past year.

“We then hosted a masquerade ball in the evening, when husbands, wives and partners, were invited along.

“In conjunction with that we decided what a great opportunity it would be to use this event to raise funds for Grace House.

“The £300 sum we managed to raise was brilliant, and the charity are thrilled with our continued support.

“Grace House are an amazing charity doing such great work making a huge difference to the lives of the children and families who use their services and we want to support their good work.”

KF Training, which was launched by Managing Director Kelly Lee in 2011, has recently undergone an internal change management and business transformation programme and are now currently in the process of a full re-brand.

Sara O’Brien added: “Our rebrand is an important part of our evolution and our commitment in supporting regional business growth through the bespoke development of strategic and operational skills programmes.

“Our priority is to deliver programmes which produce real solutions to the business challenges of our clients.

“We continue to support the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities where we’re able to contribute to regional business growth and job creation working hard to support small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger businesses and their supply chain.”

KF Training specialises in leadership and management, continuous improvement and innovation with a client portfolio spread across the North East, Yorkshire and the North West.

For more information contact them on 0191 518 6830.