EEC Home Improvements (Southport) raiseThousands of Pounds Raised For Two Local Hospices

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Thousands of Pounds Raised For Two Local Hospices

Southport based company, EEC Home Improvements, are thrilled to announce that they have raised an incredible £5,150 for two local charities, Queenscourt Hospice and Claire House Children’s Hospice by taking on the Xtreme Storm Challenge. The event took place on the 20th April, in Southport and 21 employees from EEC Home Improvements signed up for the challenge – an 18km run with 35 ruthless obstacles including crawling through fish-guts under barbed wire, swimming in the ice-cold marina, vertical climbs and much more but it was all worth it to raise so much for two amazing charities.

The team not only comprised of employees – the company owner, John Ball, was right at the forefront of the whole event. Initially suggesting the idea to his staff, he then organised bootcamps for the team and helped with fundraising.

Alex Kyriacou, a Sales Manager for the company, said, “It’s not every day you see your boss clamber over hay bales, climb through tyres and crawl through fish guts, but John is always keen to support charities; he knows there is no better way to do it, than to involve as many people as possible. Luckily, a big group of us agreed to take part alongside him, and we had the time of our lives. From team building at bootcamp 3 times a week, running over the finish line after 18 long kilometers and most importantly handing over the cheque to Queenscourt Hospice and Claire House Children’s Hospice – its been challenging, motivating, uplifting and exhilarating for all of us, something we will never forget”

‘SP EEC HLESS’ was the largest team to take part in the treacherous event. Made up of men and women of all ages, ‘SP EEC HLESS’ all endured months of strenuous bootcamp sessions with, who prepared them both mentally and physically.

SP EEC HLESS explained to family, friends and work colleagues what Xtreme STORM involved, and the donations came flooding in. Their sponsor also helped massively by raising hundreds of pounds for Queenscourt Hospice and Claire House Children’s Hospice, two local charities that are very important to us.

Representatives from both charities attended the cheque handover with EEC Director’s Gill Fox, Martin Mills and John Honeyball present and EEC’s charity event co-ordinator Nicola Bourne. Each charity received £2,575. EEC Home Improvements would like to thank everybody for their support and kind donations and have already signed up for their next big charity event – Tough Mudder 2013! This is one determined group of fundraisers. (

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