Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Dec 17, 2014
Three teams from local engineering firm Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group joined us and 40 other crews in September this year at the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival to battle across the 200m race course along the River Cam.

One of the teams came 4th and the three teams won the festival’s Charity Winners Award for raising an amazing £5,328.57 which will pay for a whole day of care at our hospice in Milton. 

Six staff members from the Marshall teams will be going along to visit the hospice in Milton today (17 December 2014) to see the work their fundraising has helped to pay for.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, commented: “Everyone had a great day on and sometimes in the water!  I would like to congratulate the teams and thank everyone who sponsored the rowers – their friends, families and colleagues.  Through their generosity we have raised enough to be able to support a hospice for a day, which was our aim”. 

Steve, added: “The work of EACH is so very important in supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions”.

Carl Badcock, Chief Engineer for Civil Upgrades and VIP Completions at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and organiser of the Marshall teams commented: “It was a brilliant day, great fun and most importantly we have raised lots of money to be able to support EACH, which is what it is all about”.  

A huge thank you from all at EACH!
You can find out more about Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on their website: www./marshalladg.com


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  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum

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Cambridge, CB24 6AB

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