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Zoe's Place receives £1000 from INEOS Nitriles
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Zoe's Place receives £1000 from INEOS Nitriles

Published date: 18 November 2021

Zoe's Place receives £1000 from INEOS Nitriles

​Local Middlesbrough charity Zoë’s Place has received £1000 from INEOS Nitriles, the global manufacturing company, to fund care and support for children suffering from life-threatening conditions.

The donation comes from the INEOS Tour de France challenge where 103 teams from across the globe have completed an ambitious cycling challenge, resulting in each team donating the equivalent to £1000 GBP to a chosen local charity. In total, INEOS are donating £103,000 through this initiative.

The INEOS team from Seal Sands, England have chosen Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough as their charity to receive the donation.

This fund will support the vital work Zoë’s Place does to provide the best around-the-clock care and support to families with children aged from birth to 5 years suffering from a life-limiting or life-threatening illness.

The specialist team of nurses is made up of children’s nurses, learning disability nurses, care nurses and play leaders, who deliver palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants in a caring, safe home from home environment known as Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Sara Benson, Corporate & Major Donor Fundraiser at Zoë’s Place said: “We are incredibly grateful to receive these urgently needed funds from INEOS. This donation will help ensure that we continue to provide the vital services that the hospice offers to babies and their families across the North East.”

“During 2021 going into 2022 it will cost Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice approximately £1 million to keep its doors open and without the generosity from donors like INEOS, the doors to Zoë’s Place would have to close. Our heartfelt thanks go to the team at Seal Sands for choosing our charity as the recipient.”

Ruth Brown, HR Manager at INEOS Nitriles said: “We are incredibly proud to support Zoë’s Place to help children in need in our local community. It means so much to us that the funds we have raised from this cycling challenge will make a significant difference to nearby families during a difficult time.”

“The INEOS Tour de France Challenge is another brilliant initiative set up by INEOS to support local communities all over the world.”

The Tour de France challenge saw more than 2,400 members of the INEOS team from around the world cycle a total of 1,313,274km, the equivalent to an incredible 33 loops around the globe. The aim of the challenge was for each of the teams to complete the equivalent distance of each stage of the iconic Tour de France, each day, many of them squeezing in cycling sessions before, during and after work.

Each of the 103 teams who successfully completed the challenge were rewarded with the opportunity to choose a local charity, in which they would give a £1000 donation.

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