Midlands training and recruitment business eResponse will be holding a number of fundraising events this year and next to help improve the quality of life of a girl born without eyes.
The Rugby-based organisation, which is a HABC Approved Centre, is committed to raising £55,000 to support eight-year-old Mia Williams with equipment and alterations to her home.
Mia suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and needs to be carried and helped around her home by parents Fran and Dean Williams – who is a manager at eResponse’s Rugby branch.
Amongst the events the firm has planned are a charity ball in 2016, cycle rides, marathons, car washes and a summer fete. The money raised will go towards a specially-fitted bath for Mia, as well as various pieces of equipment and changes to the layout of the family’s home.
eResponse Managing Director Paul Alekna said, ‘We support a variety of charities every year but now we have decided to channel everything into helping Mia. She has a variety of conditions that means she needs extra support. We want to help an amazing little girl and her equally amazing family, and will do all we can to hit that goal as quickly as possible’.
Highfield has also been raising money to help blind children through VICTA, with a series of events and activities including a Sky Dive planned for July and staff recently completing Virgin Money London Marathon.
For more information on eResponse’s fundraising initiative, go to www.e-responserecruitment.co.uk