As one of the leading metal recycling service providers in the North West, Maxilead Metals believe in sharing our family and business successes. We do this by giving back to the local community and providing our support for a key aspect of our business and family life – horse racing. We have selected a number of charities that we as a business and a family regularly support through company activity and donations.
THE CHRISTIE CHARITY
Home to one of the world’s largest radiotherapy departments, and the UK’s largest chemotherapy unit, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres – treating over 40,000 patients a year.
Based in Manchester, which has been officially ranked as the best place for Cancer research in the UK, The Christie Centre is considered to be a leader in international research and also provides specialist undergraduate, clinical, professional and medicinal education in The Christie School of Oncology.
The Christie Charity is one of the largest hospital charities in the UK and is dedicated to raising funds for research, trials and projects that sit outside the remits of the NHS.
As a Manchester based Metal Recycling Centre, Maxilead Metals are proud to offer our heartfelt support for The Christie Charity and the invaluable work they do both throughout our local area and across the UK.
ST. ANN’S HOSPICE
Maxilead Metals are committed to supporting the local community, which is why we have selected St. Ann’s Hospice as one of our chosen company charities.
St. Ann’s Hospice provides free, specialist care to over 3000 patients who are affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses in the Greater Manchester area. Now 40 years old, St. Ann’s Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the UK and continues to give individual care and support to patients, their families and their carers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To provide specialist staff and high quality care in patients’ homes, hospitals and within the community, St. Ann’s Hospice must raise £16,000 – every day. That’s £5,840,000 per year.
St. Ann’s Hospice are dedicated to optimising their patients’ health, wellbeing and comfort, which is why for every £1 that is donated, 92p goes straight back to patient care and support.
THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND
After nearly two decades of being involved in horse racing, Maxilead Metals proudly support the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Originally the Farrell-Brookshaw Fund, The Injured Jockeys Fund was founded after the tragic falls of Tim Brookshaw in 1963 and Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. The falls instantly ended the jockey careers of Brookshaw and Farrell and rendered both riders severely paralysed.
Today the Injured Jockeys Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys – providing financial aid, medical treatment and equipment, transport, suitable housing, employment and training opportunities, individual care and personal support for riders and their families.
The Injured Jockeys Fund actively campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of horse riding. This has resulted in the implementation of many safety initiatives by racing authorities in addition to the launch of IJF’s Equichute project, which teaches jockeys to fall safely and protect themselves from serious injury.
The official charity of The Jockey Club, Racing Welfare is dedicated to providing financial aid and support for people who work, or have worked, in the British racing and thoroughbred breeding industry.
From funding the re-training of injured stable staff to providing support for those who have been affected by paralysis or serious disabilities, Racing Welfare is on hand to offer aid to the 70,000 people who contribute to the sport.
Racing Homes is a key aspect of the charity and provides safe, quality housing for those you are entering or retiring from the industry. It also provides housing adaptations to ensure functional, safe accommodation for those who have been affected by a debilitating injury – giving them the independence and dignity they deserve.
The Maxilead Metals race team value all those who contribute to horse racing and are proud to offer our support to the unsung heroes who have dedicated their time to the wellbeing of a sport we love.