30 members of the Aimia Foods team are set to complete a 22km walking challenge, with funds being raised for the company’s chosen charity partner, Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Taking place on the 12th of July, this walking challenge will set-off from Aimia Foods’ offices in Haydock. 22km later, the team will have reached their final destination, at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool.

The walking challenge makes up the final part of Aimia’s ‘Big Four’ fundraising series for Alder Hey which kicked off in September 2023 with a hike up Snowdon. The second event saw the Aimia team complete a Cyclothon challenge at head office. The third event was the Alder Hey Safari Walk in May.

Paul Whitlow, Managing Director at Aimia Foods – and challenge participant – expresses her passion for this challenge, and charity:

“We are determined to raise as much money as possible for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the final part of our ‘Big Four’ challenge. Over the course of the year, our teams have committed to climbing mountains, team cyclathon, safari park walk and now taking the journey from our office doors to the doors of Alder Hey Hospital itself.”

In 2023 Aimia Foods entered a partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Charity with the aim to raise money to help children, their families, and the wonderful staff at Alder Hey.

Based in Liverpool, Alder Hey is one of Europe’s busiest and biggest children’s hospital, helping families not just locally, but from across the UK. It is  a pioneer for developments in children’s medicine and some of the charity funded projects have benefited not just Alder Hey patients, but children across the world.

As well as funding equipment, innovation and research, the charity is devoted to going above and beyond to make hospital life brighter for its children, supporting their families, and its dedicated NHS employees.

The money raised so far by Aimia Foods has been used to refurbish family rooms in the critical care unit so that parents and families can take a much-needed break, even if just for a moment, in a cosy and comforting environment.

The next target is to raise money to create a calming and peaceful environment for the young children of Alder Hey by funding the purchase of a Sensory Voyager – a specialist machine designed to help alleviate stress and anxiety for all our patients.

Paul rounds-off:

“Any donation made towards this event is hugely appreciated, so please, do check out our fundraising page. Our team, and Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Hospital, are hugely appreciative of any support, no matter the amount.”

To donate to the latest challenge and support Alder Hey go to https://www.justgiving.com/page/aimiatoalderhey

To find out more about Aimia Foods visit www.aimiafoods.com

To find out more about Alder Hey Children’s Charity, please visit https://www.alderheycharity.org/