Bateman Groundworks lends big helping hand

Bateman Groundworks lends big helping hand

Sep 19, 2017

A Norwich-based company which aims to ‘inspire people and exceed expectations’ is showing it can do just that by supporting EACH.

Bateman Groundworks, a leading supplier of roads, sewers and groundworks to national and regional developers and contractors, signed up as part of the charity’s nook business network in October 2016.

Bateman Groundworks has agreed to contribute £25,000 and staff will raise some of that by taking part in EACH’s revamped Ride for Life over three days between Friday, 29 September and Sunday, 1 October.

A new route will see the most adventurous participants cycle 200 miles across three counties, taking in the charity’s hospices at Quidenham, The Treehouse in Ipswich and Milton in Cambridgeshire.

Bateman Groundworks will also be headline sponsor of EACH’s new Norfolk fundraising event - Heroic, a 5km obstacle course at Old Buckenham Airfield this Saturday (23 September) - to ensure its success, providing use of its equipment on the day and a team.

It is headline sponsor of EACH’s Making Memories 2018 calendar, too, which has just gone on sale across the region.

In addition, Bateman Groundworks lent its support to the Barnard Charity Golf Day, in aid of EACH, at Bawburgh Golf Club earlier this year.

The company was established in Great Yarmouth in 1997, moving to its current base in Little Plumstead in February this year. It employs over 170 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £16 million.

Richard Bateman, Founder and Managing Director, said: “EACH is a fantastic charity that not only offers care and support for children and young people but for their families, too.  We’re proud to be supporting it by helping raise much-needed funds to make the nook a reality. Building the nook will help EACH meet the increasing demand for its services.”

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  • 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
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX