Target Chief Executive Sarah Bryars and Office Manager Bev Ryder-Jones joined WellChild staff, supporters, families and children, alongside charity patrons the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at the event held on 4 September at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
The awards celebrated the inspirational young people who suffer from serious illnesses which affect their daily lives, as well as those that work tirelessly to make a difference.
Patron, Prince Harry, said of the evening: “These awards were created to shine a bright light on an amazingly brave group of children and young people. Life for families caring for seriously ill children is exceptionally tough. And without WellChild it is even tougher.”
“We were delighted to attend the WellChild Awards last week, which really highlighted the amazing work that our fundraising goes towards,” said Sarah Bryars. “It was a chance to celebrate the everyday achievements of those living with a life-altering illness. It’s amazing to see the difference that being at home can do for the wellbeing of these children and youn
g people, and the work of those around them to make their day-to-day lives just that bit easier.
“We will be continuing our fundraising for WellChild with renewed determination during the year – so watch out for our upcoming events and the chance to donate to this fantastic cause.”
Target has been supporting WellChild as its nominated charity since the start of 2017, as part of the team’s 40th anniversary commitments, and continued their fundraising activity into 2018. Last year, the team raised a total of £8,385, with highlights including a Golf Day, summer drinks event and a bacon roll delivery service.
Their second Charity Golf Day took place in June, raising more than £4,000. The team now have their sights set on a ‘bacon roll run’ in November. Businesses in the Bath Road area of Cheltenham can sign up and submit their order in October via firstname.lastname@example.org and Team Target will deliver it to your desk.