Raising awareness and funds for charity
Sunday 19th April 2015
Sharon McKenna - Barwood Products
When the Bathroom Manufacturers Association nominated the Children’s Burn Trust as their charity of the year for 2015 the decision resonated with Barwood Products Sales & Marketing Director, Sharon McKenna, who swiftly put herself up for a challenge to raise funds for the charity.
The charity’s current ‘Hot Water Burns like Fire’ campaign aims to highlight how scalding accidents can change lives particularly for the very young and the very old – many of whom have thinner skin and are more vulnerable to burn incidents.
As Sharon says; “Working in the bathroom sector I have seen first -hand the impact on families of scalding accidents and it can be absolutely devastating. In this day and age it really needn’t happen as there are many products on the market with built-in thermostatic devices that can moderate water temperatures.
I therefore decided to help raise awareness and money for the cause by taking part in the Derby 10K on Sunday 19th April. I would be very grateful to anyone who wants to sponsor me for this.”
The Children’s Burns Trust is working hard to make a positive difference by:
Working with others to raise the awareness of burns and scalds including PREVENTION campaigns.
Working with NHS professionals to provide direct help and funding for REHABILITATION.
Giving direct financial SUPPORT to families and hospitals and providing advice & access to burns related information.
Fronting the organisation is patron, Amanda Redmond CBE, one of the UK ‘s foremost TV actors who experienced the impact of burns as a child.
Support Sharon here:
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Text code HWBF50 for £5 donation.