Business boost for charity appeal

THE FUTURE looks bright for Building Blocks. This week the charity received another boost thanks to Hitchin based company Willmott Dixon Construction which is the third company in Comet country to put its name to the Building Blocks moneyboxes. Letchworth

THE FUTURE looks bright for Building Blocks.

This week the charity received another boost thanks to Hitchin based company Willmott Dixon Construction which is the third company in Comet country to put its name to the Building Blocks moneyboxes.

Letchworth Garden Square Shopping Centre and Stevenage Town Centre Management Company are already funding the boxes which have been sent out to schools in Letchworth GC and Stevenage.

And now Willmott Dixon will enable the charity to send the boxes to schools in Hitchin and the surrounding villages, all the way up to Biggleswade.


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When the boxes are full, the donations in each box will be split 50/50 between the relevant school and the Building Blocks appeal.

Suzanne Roynon, fundraiser for the charity said: "Children of all ages love our little moneyboxes and are enthusiastic about filling them with loose change and handing

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them in to their school. Even a box full of coppers makes a difference and as half of the money raised is given back to the school, it's a really positive initiative for everyone involved.

"We're delighted to be working with Willmott Dixon Construction, who seem natural partners for the Building Blocks appeal."

Mike Hart, managing director at Willmott Dixon Construction, said: "As a main contractor our real asset is our people and, with many of us living locally and working with communities on the projects we undertake, it is important to us to support those organisations that can have a positive impact on our lives and that of the next generation.

"Of course, as a construction company, we couldn't fail to get involved with a local campaign called Building Blocks!"

If anyone would like their school to take part and receive money from the Building Blocks 50/50 scheme, contact Suzanne Roynon on 07990 641770 or by e-mail at suzanne.roynon@nhs.net

LIMBER up and get ready to run 10K for The Comet's charity of the year.

Building Blocks which raised money for children and babies cared for by the Lister, is encouraging people in Comet country to take part in the eighth British London 10K Run on July 6.

The run, which starts outside the Hard Rock Café on Piccadilly, takes participants through the heart of London and past some of the city's historic and iconic landmarks.

Trust fundraiser Suzanne Roynon, who took part in the run last year, said: "I only found out one week before the event that there would also be a place available for me. As I'm not renowned for my fitness levels, one of my first acts was to go out to buy a pair of trainers so I could take part! It was great fun being part of a huge run. Us mere mortals were joined by some top class international runners, as well as regular joggers and thousands of people who just wanted to make a difference by raising some sponsorship for their chosen charity."

The charity behind the Building Blocks appeal, enhance herts, has 24 places for the run and this year the charity hopes to raise more than £2,000 through the sponsored run.

To take part call Suzanne Roynon on 07990 641770 or email suzanne.roynon@nhs. net

For more information visit http://enhanceherts.org/previousEvents/britishLondon10k1July2007.htm

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