Sekhon Group urges Asian-owned businesses to provide support to children’s hospice

Bradford-based property development and investment firm, The Sekhon Group, has become the first Asian-owned business, involving 9 of their companies, to join Forget Me Not’s 99er Business Club and is encouraging other organisations to do the same.

Mr Simmy Sekhon, CEO of The Sekhon Group, said: “When I heard about the amazing care and help that Forget Me Not provides to families devastated by the loss of their baby or child – 50% of whom are from the South Asian community – it was an easy decision to make to support the charity with its vital work. We’re proud to be the first Asian-owned business to be part of Forget Me Not’s 99er Business Club, but we certainly don’t want to be the last! I hope that our support for this deserving cause will encourage others from our community to help Forget Me Not with their fantastic work.”

Simmy and Alison
Yorkshire’s prestigious Sekhon Group urges more Asian-owned businesses to follow its lead and support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, which helps families that have lost a child

Alison Parker, Philanthropy Manager at Forget Me Not, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Sekhon Group as the latest members of our 99er business club. Having made a generous donation to our Every Minute Matters campaign in October last year, The Sekhon Group are already making a real difference to the families we support and we’re excited about working with them in the future.

Forget Me Not provides to families devastated by the loss of their baby or child – 50% of whom are from the South Asian community

Their help in encouraging more Asian-owned businesses to get involved is particularly welcome, because while around half of the families we support are from a South Asian background, our work is not well-known in this community. The more organisations supporting and helping to promote our work, the more children and families will get the support they so desperately need, when they need it the most.”

Forget Me Not’s 99er Business Club is for businesses who want an easy way to make new, meaningful connections, generate positive PR and fulfil their corporate social responsibility, from just £9.99 a month (introductory offer for the first year then £30 per month). The 99er Business Club is just one way organisations can support the charity which cares for families facing or living with the loss of their child across West Yorkshire. For more details, businesses can contact fundraising@forgetmenotchild.co.uk

About Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

  • Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports babies and children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.
  • The charity offers a wide range of services right from pregnancy, including superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling, and much more, all available to the whole family.
  • Forget Me Not was the first children’s hospice in Europe to employ a midwife.
  • With just a fraction of the funds it needs coming from the government, the charity must raise over £4m in charitable donations each year to ensure it is able to give the children and families the support they need.

For more information about Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice please visit www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk

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