Superior rounds up a successful year of fundraising for Julia’s House with Christmas raffle

Superior, a leading manufacturer based in Dorset, is supporting Julia’s House’s Christmas Appeal with a special raffle on Thursday December 21.

The raffle will raise money for the Julia’s House Christmas Appeal, for which Superior has already raised £500 via the sale of raffle tickets.

Superior has supported Julia’s House, the children’s hospice charity which supports life-limited children and their families across Dorset and Wiltshire, with numerous fundraising activities throughout the year. Activities have included entering a cycling team into the Julia’s House Hospice to Hospice 100km ride in June, raising £1,476.

The manufacturing company also sponsored ‘The Extra Mile’ throughout the year, a new fundraising initiative designed to encourage children in local schools, or groups such as the Scouts, to run, skip or hop one mile to raise funds which are then split between the school and Julia’s House. Superior’s apprentices took part and hosted an ‘Apprentice Extra Mile Marathon’ earlier in the year and marked out a mile circuit in the factory car park. The apprentices completed the marathon in a relay style, dressed in colourful headbands, leg warmers and tutus, raising more than £1,000.

Sue Byrne, quality systems manager at Superior, commented: “It’s been a privilege to work with Julia’s House this year, supporting the work they do for the local community. It’s been great sponsoring ‘The Extra Mile’ – we wanted to get behind this unique fundraiser to help encourage children in schools to take up exercise and get involved in money raising activities. We look forward to our Christmas raffle to further support the charity and its Christmas Appeal.”

Laura Kelly, Julia’s House community fundraising manager, said: “We are so grateful for Superior’s support for our Christmas Appeal. With help from companies like Superior, we are able to help relieve the unimaginable stress that the families of children with life-limiting conditions face every day.”

Superior has its own company-run Academy, offering apprenticeships to students from as young as 16, through to graduates, giving apprentices the chance to learn about engineering, science and manufacturing. Working closely in conjunction with local schools and colleges, Superior’s aim is to get students of all ages interested in science and engineering.

For more information about Superior Academy, visit www.superiorltd.com/academy and for further information about Julia’s House’s Christmas Appeal, visit www.juliashouse.org/get-involved/christmasappeal