Firms help to boost charity

The Sunshine Fund monkey.

The Sunshine Fund monkey.

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Thousands of pounds has been raised for charity thanks to the generosity of firms on a business park.

Cobalt office park and companies on site, including Busy Bees Nursery and HP, helped raise £2,225 for the Sunshine Fund’s ‘Go Bananas’ campaign in 2014.

Among the fundraising activities that took place were a ‘Name the Monkey’ competition; a More on Show event; the annual Cobalt Rounders tournament; and Hewlett Packard held a golf day.

Busy Bees Cobalt’s on site nursery also ran two events getting their children and families involved in a family toddle through the local Silverlink Biodiversity park.

Amy Carroll, community co-ordinator for Cobalt, said: “Cobalt will continue to support the charity next year to help them continue to provide the well needed specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the north east.”

Caroll Pattison, fund director at Sunshine Fund, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Cobalt and their occupiers.”

“Cobalt are providing great support to the fund in helping us get our name out there and in front of people who work in the region to promote the fund who provide specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the north east of England.”