Kidderminster renewable energy firm powers on in fund-raising

Kidderminster Shuttle: Rising number: Rachel Cranny and Paul Hutchens. Rising number: Rachel Cranny and Paul Hutchens.

RENEWABLE energy specialist Eco2Solar is on track to exceed its original charity pledge to Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.

It has already raised more than £4,500 towards its £5,000 annual target. The Kidderminster firm has been raising funds to support all three hospices - Birmingham, Black Country and Three Counties - since last autumn after adopting Acorns as its charity of the year.

As well as donating £10 for each solar PV installation completed over the year, Eco2Solar has pledged Christmas card money and donated funds from its Making Sense of Green Energy Day.

The company raised £2,500 of its total by donating a system to Barratt’s Charity Sportsman’s Dinner in aid of Acorns. Team members also took part in Acorns’ Santa run.

“We are thrilled with our progress so far and now hope to exceed our initial target,” said Paul Hutchens, managing director of Eco2Solar.

He added: “The money will be used by Acorns to care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people and their families.”

Acorns supports more than 640 children and more than 910 families, including those who are bereaved.

“The entire team at Eco2Solar are doing tremendously well,” said Rachel Cranny, corporate fund-raising officer at Acorns Children’s Hospice.

She added: “Without the kind generosity of Eco2Solar and other local corporate supporters, we would struggle to provide the vital care needed. Eco2Solar has proved fund-raising is still possible in difficult economic times.”

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