A Worcestershire-based facilities management company has committed to work on fundraising campaigns with leading UK disability charity Leonard Cheshire.
The Melton Group is part of the Disability Confident employer government scheme which supports organisations in changing attitudes to recruiting people with disabilities, drawing from the widest possible pool of talent. The group already employs people with disabilities.
The Leonard Cheshire charity helps individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
The company has recently donated £500 to a team of Leonard Cheshire fundraisers who, led by Regional Fundraising Executive, Sarah Grout, successfully completed the virtual London Marathon last month.
Melanie Baker, Founder and Managing Director of the Melton Group, said: “Our mantra to ‘see the person and not the disability’ is a core value that is shared by all the team at Melton. We started working with Leonard Cheshire at the beginning of the first pandemic lockdown in March, with the donation of hand sanitiser when resources were scarce. Later in the year Sarah’s amazing commitment to the virtual London Marathon really struck a chord with me on a personal level, so sponsoring Sarah’s Leonard Cheshire fundraising team was our way of saying ‘thank you’ to such a special charity”.
She added: “We are now working closely with Leonard Cheshire on achieving our Disability Confident Levels 2 and 3 as part of our HR commitment and current expansion plans. We are also delighted to continue our fundraising with Leonard Cheshire supporting their #ISeePurple disability awareness campaign on the 3rd December”.
Sarah Grout at Leonard Cheshire said:“It is an absolute pleasure working with Melton Group and we are immensely grateful for their donation and continued support of Leonard Cheshire. Melton Group is a progressive employer who already has exactly the right business mindset towards recruiting, retaining, and developing employees with disabilities and they are committed to doing so much more.”
The Melton Group provides specialist support for healthcare premises throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.