To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Simply Waste Solutions, the UK waste collection company, organised a black tie Charity Ball in which £27,000 was raised on the night for the company’s chosen charity; Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice.
The donations will help care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
The party, held at the iconic Tower of London on the evening of July 1st, was attended by 400 of the company’s customers, suppliers and employees, and was sponsored by Scania, Vehicle Weighing Solutions, Weber, Dennis Eagle, Waste Logics, Refuse Vehicle Solutions, and Innovative Safety Systems.
From very humble beginnings a decade ago, Simply Waste Solutions has grown from a two truck start up into a company with an annual turnover close to £30 million, a fleet of over 50 vehicles and now more than 100 employees. Simply Waste will be displaying special livery on 2 of its new trucks in further support of Shooting Star Chase.
Speaking at the Ball, James Capel, Simply Waste’s Managing Director (right – above)), commented; “Simply Waste couldn’t have possibly achieved the success it has without the support of our people, suppliers and customers. This party not only celebrates our success so far but, in so doing, has allowed us to raise money for Shooting Star Chase which offers much needed care and support for very sick children and their families”.
Sylvia La Porte, Corporate Relationships Manager Shooting Star Chase, said: “Shooting Star Chase is delighted to have been selected as charity partner by Simply Waste Solutions. The 10th anniversary celebration at the Tower of London was a wonderful event to launch the partnership, and gave us the opportunity to raise awareness of the vital services we provide”.
For more information on Shooting Star Chase please visit: www.shootingstarchase.org.uk