The Community Foundation For Staffordshire and the High Sheriff of Staffordshire have together raised £5000 for the Guy Hilton Asthma Trust.
Set up by John and Ro Hilton in memory of their 12 -year-old son Guy who died after an asthma attack, the Leek-based charity received the donation at County Hall, Stafford. The money raised will help purchase the next generation of inhalers that feed medical information back to doctors; together with anti-allergen bedding for people who have been in hospital due to asthma complications.
Humphrey Scott-Moncrieff, High Sheriff of Staffordshire said:
“My wife Judy and I held a classic car meet at our home with the aim of raising money for the amazing Guy Hilton Asthma Trust. I work a lot with the Community Foundation For Staffordshire and when I told them about my fund-raising quest, their CEO Steve Adams offered to match the amount raised which is a truly amazing gesture.”
Steve Adams, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation For Staffordshire said:
“Raising money and distributing funds in the health and well-being sectors is a major part of our remit. In the last two years we have given away £128,465 pounds to 41 health and healthy living projects across the county. The Guy Hilton Asthma Trust is a local charity which helps educate people nationally which has a positive effect on those suffering together with their families.”
John Hilton said:
“I’d like to thank both Humphrey and Judy for their hard work together with Steve and his team for helping spread the word about asthma. “
For more information on the Guy Hilton Asthma Trust visit www.guyhiltonasthmatrust.co.uk
Anyone who wants to find out more about The Community Foundation For Staffordshire call 01785 339540 or visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk
The Community Foundation is a team of professional local community fund and grant managers based in Stafford. Non-profit making, they create and administer benevolent funds and grant giving schemes for philanthropists, business, central Government and local authorities who want to create a lasting local legacy. They give away over £1m every year to Staffordshire voluntary organisations and charities, from their own funds, plus they manage the local distribution of Big Lottery Fund and Comic Relief money.