AN engineering design firm is stepping up its fundraising programme.
Nortech Cares, run by the Wynyard-based firm Nortech, will be headed up by Elaine Bunn who will co-ordinate funding activities.
It aims to support two fundraising campaigns every year, one in spring and one in winter, alongside regular charity events.
The first good cause has been recommended by Nortech buyer Charlotte Phillips, who is aiming to raise cash for Hope 4 Nell.
Billingham youngster Nell Ramsay, who is two in May, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in November last year.
It is a rare neurological disorder affecting just one in 10,000 girls.
Nortech Cares is aiming to raise £500 for Hope 4 Nell.
Money will go towards equipment Nell will need to help her have a more comfortable life, including a special device which will allow her to communicate using her eyes.
Charlotte said: “Nell is my friend’s daughter, so I nominated her for our Nortech Cares initiative. She’s a beautiful little girl who loves life. ”
Nell lives in Billingham, with her parents Debs Henderson, a full-time mum, and Adam Ramsay, a health and safety inspector.
Over the last two years, Nortech has raised more than £10,000 for charities in the Teesside area alone.