Aico invite local charities to their headquarters to celebrate their continued partnerships

Aico, the European market leader in home life safety, has recently been visited  by three Shropshire-based charities to celebrate their partnerships and discuss  how they can continue their ongoing support as part of their charity campaign,  ‘Aico Support for Children’. 

On Wednesday 3rd November, representatives from The Movement Centre,  Hope House Children’s Hospices and Little Stars Baby Bank joined Aico’s  Managing Director, Neal Hooper, and Community Liaison, Jane Pritchard, at the  company’s headquarters in Oswestry.  

Aico has supported each of these charities this year through volunteering,  fundraising and donations, understanding the need for the essential work they  do for children and young adults within the community and further afield. 

Neal Hooper, Managing Director of Aico, comments “Seeing the life changing  commitment of these three organisations inspires you to want to do more. We  are proud to be able to assist in any way we can. As their focus is children, it  creates the emotional commitment for all of us at Aico and HomeLINK.” 

The Movement Centre, based in Gobowen, Shropshire, assists children with  movement disabilities through targeted training to maximise movement control  and increase their independence. The work of The Movement Centre has a  significant impact upon the lives of children nationally, allowing them to interact  and play like they have never been able to before. Aico have a long-standing  relationship with The Movement Centre, and have held regular fundraising  activities in support of the charity, such as The Captain Tom 100 Challenge.  

Johnny Wilkes, CEO of The Movement Centre says of the support, “Aico have  been instrumental in raising thousands of pounds for us, which enables us to  deliver our targeted training therapy to more children; quite simply their  fundraising efforts make the treatment affordable to the families who most need  our help. We place immense value on our partnership and engagement with  Aico.” 

Hope House Children’s Hospices supports families with the provision of bespoke  palliative care for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as offering  counselling and bereavement support to their families. Aico are proud to be  recognised as a Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Business Champion, understanding  that without business support, Hope House wouldn’t be able to continue their  vital work. 

Lynsey Kilvert, Fundraising Team Leader of Hope House Children’s Hospices adds, “We are thrilled and delighted to have the continued support of Aico. The  past 18 months have been so difficult for everyone. During this time we  managed to remain open to support seriously ill local children and their families 


despite our fundraising suffering as we were unable to hold events and our shop  doors were closed. More than 85% of our running costs come from our local  community, so to know that we have incredible companies like Aico supporting  us is fantastic.” 

Aico has also worked with Little Stars Baby Bank, through donations and  marketing support. The Shrewsbury-based charity aims to help parents access  the essential items they need for their babies and children. Established in July  2020, the charity has already helped 118 families, distributing over 4,500  donations to the families who need them. Supporting not only the children, but  the parents too, the charity plays a critical role in the community. 

Leanne Simcoe, founder of Little Stars Baby Bank comments “Our partnership  with Aico is extremely special. The support and dedication they provide not only  to ourselves but across the charity sector is second to none. It is easy to forget  they are a business as their CSR work is innovative and leading the way. Little  Stars is a relatively new charity and to have a strong partnership with Aico  means a great deal to us.” 

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