By Leah Conway –
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has announced the appointment of Ken Davy as President of the charity’s new corporate ‘Platinum Partners’ consortium.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports babies and children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. Each year the charity receives just 6% of funding from the government and is required to raise over £4m in charitable donations to enable it’s services and support.
Ken Davy is a well-known Huddersfield entrepreneur and current interim chairman of the Rugby Super League. Mr Davy is also the former chairman of football club Huddersfield Town and ran as the Conservative Party candidate for Huddersfield in the 2019 General Election.
Mr Davy will lead the development of Forget Me Not’s corporate partner’s initiative for businesses and organisations looking to support this vital local children’s charity.
The new ‘Platinum Partners’
Forget Me Not’s ‘Platinum Partners’ is a title for businesses that commit to supporting the charity. The businesses contribution plays a significant role in helping to secure the future of the hospice.
The inaugural Platinum Partners include Advanced Supply Chain Group, Altrad UK & Ireland, Charlesworth Family Group, CORE Facility Services Ltd, Froneri UK and Richter (Huddersfield).
In order to become a Platinum Partner, a businesses need to commit to supporting the charity for at least a year.
In return of being‘Platinum Partner’ businesses receive exclusive invitations to partners-only events and royal engagements. As well as, a dedicated fundraiser and access to the soon-to-be-launched Child Bereavement Training for Employers Programme.
“A Fantastic Opportunity”
Key Davy said: “I’m looking forward to working with Forget Me Not and our Platinum Partners. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop a prestigious consortium of high-level businesses all committed to supporting the vital work of this amazing charity.”
“Because Forget Me Not is a West Yorkshire charity supporting babies, children and families across Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford, you can see the impact of their work throughout the community every day.
“The clinical and respite care they provide to families caring for a baby or child with a life-shortening condition, the support they give to mums and dads facing the loss of a pregnancy or baby during or soon after birth, therapy, counselling and support for bereaved families and all the activities they put on to enable families to have fun together and make precious memories – all of this makes a huge difference to so many people. Our Platinum Partners will play a major role in helping us achieve even more.”
Luen Thompson, chief executive of Forget Me Not, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ken to lead our Platinum Partners to bring together businesses who want to make a significant difference to the future of our children’s hospice.”
“Ken’s extensive experience, business acumen and influence will be a huge asset – helping us attract those corporate partners best placed to support us in achieving our mission of being a leading light in children’s hospice care, whilst also meeting their corporate and social responsibility goals.”
For more information about Forget Me Not’s Platinum Partners you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01484 411 040.