Conference fundraising cheers charities

Charity fundraising by the Catering Equipment Distributor’s Association (CEDA) at its 2014 Conference at St George’s Park has received praise from both Hospitality Action and Addenbrooke’s and Rosie Hospitals.

A cheque for over £6,000 was given to Hospitality Action in June by CEDA with the charity that supports people connected to the hospitality sector noting that CEDA has raised £50,000 since 2003.

A donation of £550 was made by CEDA to Cedabond during the conference to be given to their chosen charity – Addenbrooke’s and Rosie Hospitals.

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Their oncology teams cared for cedabond CEO Phil Martin’s late partner Lynsay Pryde.

The fundraising makes a big difference as Hospitality Action notes: "So far this year, Hospitality Action has witnessed an almost 20% increase in applications for assistance, so the money raised by CEDA will contribute directly to providing vital financial support and advice to those who have fallen on hard times in our industry."

A letter to CEDA’s Peter Kay from Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust outlines where donations are being used and says: "With the help of our supporters, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust has been able to fund a broad range of projects and services across the hospitals.

Recent examples include the implementation of fluorescence technology to improve brain tumour surgery, ‘Giggles Doctors’ – specialist entertainers to cheer sick children and volumetric infusion pumps to name but a few.’

CEDA would like to thank all those who contributed to these significant donations which do make a difference in many people’s lives.

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