Hartlepool firm throws its fundraising weight behind hospice

Teams from Seymour Civil Engineering taking part in It's a Knockout.
Teams from Seymour Civil Engineering taking part in It's a Knockout.

Hartlepool firm Seymour Civil Engineering is continuing its support for the town’s hospice.

In 2014 the company, based at Navigation Point, held a charity ball which raised £7,300 for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Teams from Seymour Civil Engineering taking part in It's a Knockout.

Teams from Seymour Civil Engineering taking part in It's a Knockout.

Now fundraisers are celebrating the continuation of this hugely-successful charity partnership with Seymour, lending their support to two of the hospice’s main summer events.

This summer Seymour is the official sponsor of the Hospice’s It’s a Knockout, which took place at Hartlepool Old Boys Rugby Club last month, and the Great North Run, which takes place on September 13.

Seymour helped cover costs for the It’s a Knockout event, entered two teams in the games, helped recruit additional teams, and assisted in planning the family fun day which ran alongside the competition.

It also sourced and provided a number of additional attractions for the day.

The civil engineering firm has also become the Hospice Great North Run team’s official vest sponsor and has taken four running places in the world’s biggest half-marathon event.

This year’s running team is the biggest the hospice has ever had, with 71 supporters so far in training and sourcing individual sponsorship.

Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth said “We are absolutely delighted with the continued support we receive from Seymour.

“We have worked closely with some of their staff over the last year and have been overwhelmed by both their generosity and hands-on approach to fundraising.

“They have already made a huge difference to both of these projects, reaching a combined fundraising total of £35,000.

“We had a great time at the It’s a Knockout Fun Day and the support lent to the event by Seymour was invaluable.”

“Seymour are very much looking forward to supporting the Hospice again this year,” said Kevin Byrne, managing director of Seymour CEC Ltd.

“We continue to focus our support with Hartlepool & District Hospice after seeing the amazing work they do for the community.”