Tulip aims to raise £100k for youngsters’ charity
Published:  18 September, 2014

Pork-producing giant Tulip is attempting to raise £100,000 over the next two years for charity Make-A-Wish, which grants wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Tulip group HR director Kirsty Wilkins said: “When it came to choosing a new cause, we decided to let our employees decide whom we should support. Make-A-Wish was the overwhelming choice. It does some amazing work that makes a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families by giving them an opportunity to take a step back from reality and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

“We have set ourselves an ambitious target and hope to raise enough to grant one wish a month. We have already got off to a great start with a number of different fundraising activities taking place across the Tulip business and we look forward to hearing about the wishes Make-A-Wish will grant. I know that all of our sites around the country will continue to hold events throughout the year, such as our intrepid parachute duo Georgina Windley and Amy Mundy from Bugle.”

The charity aims to grant around 900 wishes to children each year. Make-A-Wish said it recently arranged for a 15-year-old young lady, who is fighting a congenital heart condition, to meet her screen idol Helena Bonham Carter, while an eight-year-old boy who is undergoing chemotherapy following surgery to remove a brain tumour, was granted a wish to play tennis with Andy Murray.

Angela Banfield, account manager at Make-A-Wish added: “We would like to say a very big thank you to all at Tulip for raising over £5,000 so far for Make-A-Wish. This is a fantastic start to our partnership and will enable us to continue granting wishes to seriously ill children and their families.”