Pictured: Chris Harte and members of the CBIT team visit the House of Commons to raise awareness of the charity during it’s GloWeek campaign (L-R: Cheryl Abrahams, Partner, Bolt Burdon Kemp, Amelia Larard, Marketing Manager, CBIT, Lisa Turan, CEO, CBIT, Dr Breda O’Neill, Consultant Anaesthetist Paediatrics & Trauma, Joint Lead Paediatric Trauma, Barts Health NHS Trust, Emily Thornberry MP, Chris Harte, Fowler Welch)
Date: 19th June, 2023
Fowler Welch reappoints Child Brain Injury Trust as Charity of the Year
Leading temperature-controlled logistics specialist, Fowler Welch, has reappointed childhood acquired brain injury charity, the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT), as its charity of the year for 2023.
Fowler Welch chose to support CBIT as its charity of the year throughout 2022 after one of the company’s Washington colleagues, Chris Harte, experienced a family tragedy when son Nathan was involved in a serious road traffic collision in 2021. With CBIT’s support, Chris’s family are receiving more focussed and relevant care, and working together to ensure Nathan can have the best possible quality of life post injury. Chris nominated CBIT for charity of the year in 2022 and his nomination received overwhelming support from colleagues.
Lisa Turan, CBIT’s CEO, said: “Part of our mission is to provide individualised support that enables children and families to move forward after an acquired brain injury and it has been our privilege to support Chris, Nathan and their family. We were overwhelmed when Chris nominated CBIT for charity of the year in 2022 and we feel so fortunate to have experienced the kindness and generosity of the entire Fowler Welch team. The decision to renew our appointment as charity of the year for 2023 is so big-hearted, and we’re delighted that we are able to continue this relationship.”
Throughout 2022, Fowler Welch was able to raise over £14,000 to support CBIT through a range of organisation-wide initiatives and individual challenges, from marathon running and participation in the C2C2C cycling challenge, to raffles and bake sales.
John Kerrigan, Fowler Welch CEO, reflected: “The wellbeing of all our colleagues is of the utmost importance to us, so seeing the support that CBIT has been able to offer Chris and his family has been a relief for us all. It is an honour for us to be able to give something back to the charity that has supported Chris when his family has needed it the most. Supporting CBIT for another year is our pleasure.”
Fowler Welch’s support of CBIT in 2023 will be driven by charity champions based in each of the company’s depots. John summarised: “Myself, my Senior Management team and our depot-based charity champions are hugely enthusiastic about what 2023 holds when it comes to supporting CBIT and raising what we can. We look forward to collaborating with CBIT to deliver another year of great fundraising initiatives.”
For press enquiries, please contact:
Head of Fundraising and Marketing
07881 706 975
About the Child Brain Injury Trust:
Established in 1991, the Child Brain Injury Trust is the leading voluntary sector organisation providing emotional and practical support, information and learning opportunities for families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK.
The charity delivers its service via a national network of acquired brain injury coordinators, counsellors and an extended network of stakeholders providing families it supports with practical, financial and legal advice. Its work is conducted in clinical settings, in the homes of the families supported by the charity and in schools with a child with an acquired brain injury.
It also has a market-leading app, CBIT In Hand, a digital health intervention which provides vital support and signposting services for families whose child has an acquired brain injury.
For more information visit www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk