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Fortec Distribution Network supports local charity at Christmas

Northamptonshire-based logistics company Fortec has helped to spread some festive cheer by donating 150 selection boxes to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Fortec Distribution Network supports local charity at Christmas
Image: Care Assistant Cat alongside Conrad who is currently being cared for at Zoë’s Place in Coventry receiving a handful of the Fortec selection boxes

Zoë’s Place has three locations across the UK, with hospices in Coventry, Middlesborough and Liverpool, providing respite, palliative and end of life care to babies and infants from birth to five years who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Fortec has a long running partnership with the charity, which has seen the palletised freight distribution network donate over £30,000 since their partnership began.

The individually wrapped selection boxes were taken to the charity at the start of December, ready to be given out to children at it’s Christmas Lights Switch On event.

Ian Carr, Head of Fundraising at Zoë’s Place, comments: “We are so grateful for the support that Fortec provides to Zoë’s Place.

“These selection boxes made such a difference to the children and their families, and allowed us to give some festive cheer over the season.
“The fundraising that Fortec has done for us previously has been instrumental in ensuring Zoë’s Place can continue giving the best care to the children who need it most.”

Fortec continues to support Zoë’s Place through its penny-a-pallet scheme, which sees a penny for every pallet that is handled by the network be collected in a charitable fund.

It costs around £3,300 to run each hospice for a day, this allows the children to come into the hospice for respite care, where the team at Zoë’s creates bespoke care plans for each child taking into consideration their medical needs and specialist requirements.

Abby Langley is Head of Group Marketing at Pall-Ex Group and coordinates the fundraising efforts on behalf the business. She comments:

“We are always more than happy to support Zoë’s Place through our fundraising efforts and sending selections boxes at Christmas is no different.

“Alongside the donations from our penny-a-pallet scheme and other fundraising initiatives, we hope that this will allow Zoë’s Place to provide much needed care and support to the children and their families.

Staff from Pall-Ex Group also participated in Zoë’s Place Jolly Jumper Day on Friday 9th December, where staff donated what they could to wear a Christmas jumper to work.

With compassionate care at the heart of what Zoë’s Place do, the charity offers a free-of-charge service to any families who need it, and each year generous contributions help the charity to continue providing vital care for the children.

· For more information about Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and the vital work they carry out, please visit:


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