Businesses team up to support charity
March 28, 2022
Two Clacton businesses have teamed up
to boost a small charity which supports families.
Peeps charity was set up four years
ago to help those in the UK touched by HIE (Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy), helping
children suffering from the condition which affects the brain.
Clacton Pier and Mike Vincent and Son
Estate Agents have decided to get together to back Peeps on Monday April 4, the
charity’s national awareness day.
Mike Vincent and Son Estate and
Letting Agents in Station Road is donating £100 for every instruction received
throughout April, which will be paid on completion.
Clacton Pier will be turning its
outside lighting yellow to help raise awareness.
Chris Vincent said his family had
received help from Peeps HIE and they wanted to give something back.
“It is a lesser-known charity which
is close to our heart, and it is vital that more people get to hear about it,”
he said. “We approached the pier and asked if they would join us by turning
their lighting yellow and they agreed immediately. We are grateful to them for
coming on board.”
HIE involves a lack of oxygen and
blood flow to the brain and occurs before, during, or shortly after labour.
It can also happen in older children
and can cause injury to the brain. Events can be completely unexpected and traumatic
and affect around four in 1,000 babies.
Elliot Ball, director of Clacton
Pier, said: “When Chris told us about this condition and the charity, we were
more than happy to get involved in raising awareness. It is just the type of event
we use our lighting to highlight.”
Peeps is the only UK charity
dedicated to supporting parents, families and friends of children with HIE.