December 6, 2019
Harrison Foundationâ€™s Â£5k festive Cash for Kids gift
Santa has come early for kids across the North East after the Harrison Foundation gave a Â£5,000 grant to Metro Radioâ€™s Cash for Kids appeal.
Cash for Kids supports unwell and disadvantaged children up to the age of 18 years. In 2018 the charity helped a record 1,036,603 children.
The Harrison Foundation was set up in 2007 to provide financial support to charities that work directly with disadvantaged and sick children. Over the last two years, the Foundation has given out grants totalling almost Â£600,000 to organisations and charities across the UK.
Trustee Daniel Harrison is also chief executive of financial technology business True Potential. In July, all 250 staff at True Potential held a charity day to raise funds for local causes. They raised Â£15,000, which the Harrison Foundation match funded.
Since then, charities including the Alan Shearer Foundation, the Sick Childrenâ€™s Trust, Heel and Toe and now Metro Radioâ€™s Cash for Kids have received grants.
Cash for Kids says the donation will support its festive appeal, supporting 48,500 children living in poverty in the North East, and will be used to purchase gifts, specialist items for disabled children and to aid families in crisis situations over the festive and in the New Year.
True Potential is a registered drop off point, meaning anyone wishing to donate a present via Cash for Kids, can leave it at True Potential.
Daniel Harrison said: â€œFor over 12 years the Harrison Foundation has worked with a number of charities in the UK and overseas on a range of projects. But they all have a common goal and itâ€™s about making childrenâ€™s and young peopleâ€™s lives better. Sometimes thatâ€™s through buying vital medical equipment, other times itâ€™s about supporting educational programmes.
â€œAt this time of year, something as simple as a gift puts a smile on a childâ€™s face and thatâ€™s just as rewarding. Iâ€™m grateful to everyone at True Potential who is donating a gift to Cash for Kids. I know the Foundationâ€™s donation will enable it to continue its important work in the community next year.â€