Tees Business has celebrated its forthcoming fifth anniversary by joining several client businesses in supporting Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s new corporate charity club.
Editors Martin Walker and Dave Allan will celebrate the five-year mark with the forthcoming spring issue of Tees Business – and have built up to their milestone by joining the foundation’s Infant Hercules Charity Club.
Tees Business champions a wide range of corporate achievements in the region by publishing positive business news in print and online.
And Dave and Martin, directors of Middlesbrough-based Resolution Media and Publishing, have decided to back the charity’s new venture financially as one of the successful smaller businesses who have each put in £1,000 to become members of the charity club.
Dave has been involved with the PR side of the Philanthropic Foundation since 2011 and came up with the Infant Hercules name, a nod to Victorian minister William Gladstone’s description of Middlesbrough during its Industrial Revolution era boom.
He said: “The opportunity to join the Infant Hercules Charity Club made a perfect fit for us, because it’s all about businesses banding together to share their successes and help the local community. A huge part of what we do at Tees Business is talking up Teesside.
“I think the charity is an Infant Hercules, because I think it can keep growing and help the people, schools and community groups who need help most.
“Myself and Martin are both proud and passionate Teessiders who believe in a charity that is helping a lot of local groups and charities, and many struggling families.
“All of the money stays in the area, and you actually see it making a difference – the charity has already donated £2.5m and is constantly raising more.”
Others who are backing the foundation through membership of the Infant Hercules Charity Club are: Abacus Bean, Resolution Communications, JH Mechanical Services, Solutions Recruitment, M Wasley Chapman & Co, Steel River Consultants, PALI, the Serviced Accommodation Company, Durata UK, ITS and HR Alchemy.
Individuals to have joined the club include Mark Kenrick, Jeremy O’Connor, Nigel and Claire Vaughan, and the Cunningham family.
For more details about the Infant Hercules Charity Club, visit www.teessidecharity.co.uk