A virtual Quiz Night and Race Night has raised over an amazing £1,200 for North West charity, Torus Foundation.

The events were organised and hosted during lockdown to commemorate the 9th birthday celebrations of award-winning building and maintenance contractor, HMS. The money will be used by Torus Foundation to help deliver a package of on-going support to young people at South Liverpool’s Fire Fit Hub.

Commenting on the events, Paul Worthington, Managing Director of Stonebridge-based HMS, said:

“As a business, we are very active in the communities that we work in and are keen to make a difference. We want our influence to go beyond the homes we build and renovate, creating a lasting legacy. This might include providing work and training opportunities or investing in local initiatives via the Torus Foundation.”

Kate Shone, Managing Director at Torus Foundation added: “The pandemic has removed so much of the ‘normal’ from daily life. But with schools and leisure centres closed, young people have been really affected.

“Finding new ways to engage with our young members has been a priority for us and has led to plenty of off-the-cuff innovation via various virtual channels with sport challenges, quizzes, recipes to name but a few.

“This year, for example, we’ll be moving our regular Summer Holiday Camp online and hosting a Virtual Summer Camp.

“This generous donation from HMS will help provide activity packs to support this initiative.  It’s a great example of how HMS is a big part of the impact being delivered across our communities.”

Since being established as the charitable arm of the Torus group in January 2017, Torus Foundation has received £8.4m from HMS’ commercial profits to reinvest back into meaningful social projects and employment initiatives. In partnership with Torus Foundation, the construction company has welcomed:

  • 11 paid placements as part of the ILM Access to Work programme (Intermediate Labour Market)
  • Over 10 Apprentices covering varied roles across the business
  • Over 20 work experience positions – including 5 participants who completed the Foundation’s Women in Construction programme
  • Over 60 young people through Everton in the Community’s Pathway to Construction programme

Torus Foundation, was established to help improve lives through positive change. The charity has a strong track record in communities in Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington where it works closely with local partners to improve access to work and training, healthier lifestyles and financial independence. More information can be found at www.torusfoundation.org.uk

If you or your organisation would like to support future Torus Foundation initiatives, please don’t hesitate to contact Steph Hill, Business Development and Fundraising Manager via partnerships@torusfoundation.org.uk

This round of fundraising is focusing on the wellbeing support the team can provide for young people across Liverpool through 1-2-1 welfare calls, engagement activities and food parcels.

Be a part of the positive impact and increase the support available for young people during COVID-19 and beyond – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/firefit-hub-youth-mental-wellness-during-covid-19-1 (link closes 13th July).

 

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