Grabex Windows has launched ‘Race for Children’ to raise awareness and funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.
The charity, which has seen a huge drop in income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex.
The Orpington-based manufacturer and installer of conservatories, windows, sliding and bi-fold doors, has previously supported Demelza by holding open days which, as a result of the pandemic, have not taken place this year. As lockdown restrictions ease, the company has decided to launch its fundraiser which will see the Grabex team compete in a series of four endurance racing challenges, as well as a 12-hour karting challenge. The first race is due to take place in August in Teesside and further races will follow at Rye House, Le Mans and Campillios. The races will take place over the next year with the Grabex team also organising further fundraisers between races.
“We’ve supported Demelza in the past and because of the recent pandemic and resulting restrictions, we wanted to try a different approach this time,” said Michael Grabowski, Managing Director of Grabex Windows. Michael continued: “By launching ‘Race for Children’ we can continue to raise awareness and funds throughout the course of the year.”
Katie Fielder, Community Fundraising Manager at Demelza, said: “A huge thank you to the team at Grabex Windows for taking on this challenge to raise funds for Demelza. As a charity, we’re almost entirely dependent on the generosity of our supporters to provide the funds that keep our services going and our income has taken a significant hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Their support will make a difference to the children and families who access our services now and in the future.”