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Medilink WM patron The Binding Site gear up for Edward’s Trust charity challenge

24th September 2019


Staff at The Binding Site Group are gearing up to run, walk and hula hoop for Edward’s Trust’s ’30 in 30’ virtual challenge event.

As part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations the Edgbaston based bereavement charity are asking supporters to complete 30 challenges in 30 days throughout October to raise vital funds. The Binding Site Group who are long term supporters of Edward’s Trust recently pledged their support for the ’30 in 30’ challenge. Staff members gathered together to show their support for the event with various different ideas for their ’30 in 30’ challenges.

The Binding Site have also recently held a charity day at their offices for Edward’s Trust. Staff were able to hear more about the work of the charity through ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions, visit an awareness stand and were encouraged to take sign up for the ’30 in 30’ event.

“We are delighted here at The Binding Site to be ‘Flying the Kite’ and supporting the ’30 in 30’ challenge for Edward’s Trust!” say The Binding Site Charity Committee. “The Binding Site has supported Edward’s Trust since 2012 and we have some amazing challenges lined up for the ’30 in 30’, including; 30 days without a mobile phone, 30 selfies outside 30 football grounds, playing 30 board games in 30 days and 30 minute lunchtime yoga sessions! We are privileged to be involved with the Great Team at ET and pleased to be able to offer our ongoing support in 2019.”

Yvonne Gilligan Chief Executive of Edward’s Trust says, “We are so pleased that The Binding Site have decided to support our first ’30 in 30’ virtual event. They have been supporting Edward’s Trust for a number of years now and we are extremely grateful for their generosity. It costs over £580,000 for Edward’s Trust to provide our bereavement services to the thousands of families we support each year. In order to do this, we rely on the generosity of amazing supporters such as The Binding Site and fundraising events such as ’30 in 30’.”

Edward’s Trust was founded by Peter and Hilary Dent in 1989 in memory of their son, Edward, who died of cancer when he was 7 years old. Over the past 30 years Edward’s Trust has evolved from an organisation providing home from home accommodation in Birmingham, for families who had a seriously ill child in hospital, to what it is today – a holistic bereavement support service for bereaved parents, children and carers across the West Midlands. The Trust offers support through counselling and a ‘Wellbeing in Bereavement’ service that includes complementary therapies. Edward’s Trust also provides specialist support groups and social activities as part of its holistic bereavement support service.

To join in with Edward’s Trust ’30 in 30’ challenge event and download a fundraising pack visit, https://edwardstrust.org.uk/30-in-30/

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