EverythingBranded.co.uk is delighted to announce an official partnership with local charity, the Bodie Hodges Foundation.
The Leicester-based charity was created after 10-month old Bodie sadly passed away five years ago. Bodie was an organ donor, and his donations saved the lives of four other babies. Bodie’s parents, Nick and Donna Hodges, set up the charity in memory of their son.
Their goal was to raise funds to provide a holiday home for families to use after the death of their child. The group raised the £150,000 needed and Bodie’s Boat House was opened in late-2016. The charity aims to provide a place for families to rest and rebuild and raise awareness of the benefits of organ donation and the effect it can have on other children and families. EverythingBranded.co.uk will be donating promotional merchandise to the charity for awareness and fundraising material.
Paul Rowlett, Managing Director at EverythingBranded.co.uk, said: “We have always been aware of the Bodie Hodges Foundation after seeing them at a number of local events. The timing was right and we recently met with the group.
“They do some truly fantastic work in the area and we’re proud to be supporting such a worthy cause. We believe in the good that organ donation can do for people of all ages. Bodie’s donation gave life to four babies who may not have survived otherwise.
“Donating promotional merchandise to charities such as this gives them a way to fundraise increase awareness.”
Paul Taylor, from the Bodie Hodges Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Everything Branded. We know that we can benefit from their expertise and I was really impressed with the work they do and the products they offer.
“Paul’s enthusiasm was infectious and you clearly have some exciting times ahead. Their support is really appreciated and we’re looking forward to working with them in the future.”
The Bodie’s Boat House holiday home is on the edge of Tallington Lakes and officially opened on October 2, 2016. The aim is to host 30 families a year. http://www.tallington.com/
For more information on the Bodie Hodges Foundation and the work they do, please head to their website. http://www.bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk/ The charity has fundraising and awareness events upcoming, including an involvement in the Great North Run and the recent charity football match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
For information about organ donation and how to join the donor register, please go to https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/
Check out EverythingBranded’s website for promotional products you can use to raise money and brand awareness. www.everythingbranded.co.uk