Charities near and far benefit from Marshall-Tufflex generosity
Published: 22 December 2017 - Sarah Mead
Generous staff and bosses at leading British cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex ended 2017 on a high having donated more than £54,000 to charities throughout the year.
The East Sussex-based company prides itself on supporting a wide range of charities each year, with 2017 being no different. Nationally the business gave to the Electrical Industries Charity, Comic Relief, Mind, Army Cadets, The Poppy Appeal and the Bobby Moore Fund, amongst others. Worldwide it worked with Rotary International on its Dentaid initiative.
Locally Marshall-Tufflex gave tablet computers to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and donated £2,642 to cover the administration costs of the SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) course, which is run by the East Sussex Health Trust’s diabetes team. Funds have also been pledged to the hospital’s Critical Care Unit.
Nikki Winter, Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “We are most grateful to Marshall-Tufflex for its support. Those people who have participated in a SADIE course show a reduction in their long term blood glucose levels, an improvement in quality of life and stability in weight.”
Paul Hetherington, Marshall-Tufflex Chief Executive, said: “SADIE is an amazing scheme arming diabetics with the information and skills to adjust to life with diabetes. Marshall-Tufflex is very proud to be able to support such an excellent programme and support our local community.”
While the lion’s share of the charitable donations are made through the Charlotte Marshall Charitable Trust, Marshall-Tufflex staff are committed fundraisers. This year employees Annette Fry and Helen Munday completed the London Marathon, Annette raising money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children and Helen for Breast Cancer Now. A Christmas raffle is also being held in aid of the local women’s refuge, St Judes in Bexhill-on-Sea.