At E3R, we’re dedicated to giving something back through our CSR and charity efforts.
E3R is proud to be a charity partner of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families through their Hospice at Home Service and also their fantastic hospice buildings – Russell House in Huddersfield and Grace’s Place in Bury. Right across West Yorkshire and North Manchester, they provide outstanding nursing care, days out, listening, respite care, therapy and even assist with domestic chores.
E3R Warriors are back in business, doing what they do best – competing whilst raising funds for their charity partner Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. On Saturday 11thSeptember the E3R Warriors will be competing in a Dragon Boat Race at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield, racing against 15 other teams in three 250m races in dragon-decorated boats, cheered on by spectators! The fastest crews go through to the semis and finals, with medals for the top three.
Twelve E3R Warriors will be racing, this includes the drummer Gareth Squires who will ensure the paddlers keep the rhythm, which include; Andrew Pilling, James Soden, Andrew Joseph, Laura Rogers, Martin Spencer, Charlotte Smith, Rodger Morley, Callum Good, Jennie Butler, Dom Trowman and Nikki Outram.
The team has a sponsorship target of £1000 – to sponsor the E3R Warriors please visit our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/e3rwarriors1
2020 has been a year like no other and charities have really struggled to raise funds due to fundraising events being cancelled and charity shops being closed. So, when we heard that our charity partner was losing over £7,000 per day, there was no doubt that we had to help.
We are proud to have helped raise thousands of pounds for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, by helping them deliver the ‘Jack Carroll and Friends’ charity evening series, which saw comedian Jack Carroll interviewing his comedian friends, including Jason Manford, David Walliams, Frankie Boyle and world champion boxer George Gloves.
Over seven weeks in May and June, thousands of viewers raised thousands of pounds through tickets sales to watch via live Zoom. We were able to support by offering resource and expertise to help deliver this online fundraiser, co-organising and supporting the Zoom event.
Christmas 2020 we once again made a donation to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice instead of sending Christmas cards.
Last year in March we attended their Audience with Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield to raise money. Both athletes shared their inspirational sporting stories and there was a Q&A from the audience with the evening being hosted by Yorkshire comedian Pete Emmett.
In June E3R sponsored a colour station at the charity’s amazing Colour Run at the Orchard FM Sports Park in Salendine Nook, Huddersfield. The run that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, saw hundreds of people run, walk, dance or jog their way around the 3.5km course, whilst being showered in coloured paint powder.
Later that month E3R Warriors took on Total Warrior at Bramham Park, Leeds to raise money for the charity. The grueling course included 25 punishing obstacles including the Human BBQ, Cement Mixer, Death Valley and The Shocker to name a few and also includes 10 tons of ice and 100 tons of mud over 12k. This equaled one huge challenge for the 10 strong team with limited fitness levels and together raised over £500 for their efforts.
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund was E3R’s Charity Partner between 2017 – 2018 and we are proud to have raised over £5,500 in which supports children and adults born with congenital heart defects across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Grass Roots Sports Sponsorship
There are numerous benefits to grass roots sports for the young players, including health and fitness, balance and coordination, communication, social skills and team work to develop new skills for employment and to engage with their local communities – all of which will help to build confidence, enabling the young players to grow friendships and develop as individuals.
Kirkheaton Youth Football Club
E3R has been the proud sponsor of Kirkheaton YFC Under 11s for the last four years. The under 11s are now made up of a squad of 24 players with two teams – The Lions and The Tigers. They now play nine-a-side football and are part of the Macron Huddersfield Junior Football League.
Calder Grove Cricket Club
We are proud supporters of Calder Grove Cricket Club which has for many years, been a club that is accessible to all generations and to the whole community. The club’s members are currently aged between 13 and 73.
Saddleworth Cricket Club
We are also Club Sponsors of Saddleworth Cricket Club and sponsor of their under 9s Junior Team shirts. Both cricket clubs have been foundations of the community for many years, and are accessible to all generations.