Local business Signtec pulled out all the stops to help a charity close to one of its employees hearts.
Michael Smith from the Clitheroe-based company wanted to help out his cousin, Joanne Thompson, a previous resident of Clitheroe, when she tragically lost her daughter Millie, aged just nine months, in a choking incident in nursery at Cheadle Hulme in October 2012.
Setting up a charity which provides local communities with first aid courses specifically aimed at those caring for young children has enabled 39 residents in Clitheroe in the past six months to receive training from Millie’s Trust – with mum Joanne coming back to host the training herself.
Local nurseries in the town are now booked in with Millie’s Trust to ensure their staff are fully trained in paediatric first aid.
Keen to back Joanne’s lifesaving efforts, Signtec has donated time and materials to ensure that a new Millie’s Trust charity car catches more attention and spreads the charity’s message even further.
Michael Smith, of Signtec, said: “This has been a challenging task, but it’s work we are very proud of and Signtec is proud to help such a family-orientated charity and especially one that has strong links to Clitheroe.”
Joanne Thompson, from Millie’s Trust, commented: “We at Millie’s Trust are very pleased to have Signtec on board as a supporter and the work they have done on the car is fabulous. We get so many people looking at the car and stopping us to say how great the car is and that it is creating a lot of attention.”
Millie’s Trust will be back in town later in 2014 to host more courses and nursery bookings can be requested as and when needed. For more information, please see www.milliestrust.com or contact the charity via Facebook or Twitter.