Supporting local communities and charities is part of our role. It's what we do.
Each year Halsall chooses one charity to raise money for. Our chosen charity for this year is this year’s chosen charity is The Ella Rose Fund.
ELLA The fund is named after our daughter, Ella Rose Voke, who died on 19th October 2020. She had struggled with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) , sometimes called Borderline Personality Disorder, from her early teens. Ella cared about others, was a loyal friend and was a passionate champion of minority rights and the environment. She was a vegan and loved animals, especially her dog. She loved the outdoors, particularly the sea. Ella was loved by her family and friends, but EUPD made Ella dislike herself. Tragically, aged 24, her struggles became too much for her.
WHY was the fund set up? The Ella Rose Trust Fund has been set up to help young people who are struggling with mental health problems to survive and thrive.
WHAT is EUPD? People with EUPD are unable to flexibly respond to, and manage their emotions. They have a heightened emotional sensitivity with a tendency towards negative feelings which may come on rapidly and overwhelmingly. See the EUPD page for more information.
HOW will we help? The primary focus of the fund will be to resource ‘talking therapy’ for people in the age group between 18 and 30 suffering from EUPD. You can help us raise money for the Ella Rose Fund by clicking here.
Julia Voke, one of the founders of the Ella Rose Fund said: “Part of our role is to raise awareness of this type of mental illness and others so that everyone can have a better understanding of how serious and widespread it is. We have seen the work Halsall has done throughout their own mental health and wellbeing programme as well as what they have achieved in the past for other charities and so there is definitely a lot of synergy between Halsall and us.
We are extremely grateful to Halsall for choosing us as their Charity of the Year. The funds raised through the year(s) of activities will help us enormously to kick start our work in providing funds to support young people in their time of need. As a small charity fund, we rely heavily on the generosity of fundraisers and ensure that as much money as possible goes directly to those that need it.”
The Ella Rose Trust Fund is an extremely worthy charity. Today more and more people are suffering with mental health issues and sadly some lose their battle.
In our industry alone, almost 500 construction workers take their own lives every year and whilst awareness and support are increasing it is still woefully short of meeting the needs of those that suffer. Ella’s story shines a spotlight on how important it is to have the right support for every individual, and it invariably falls to charities like the Ella Rose Fund to make a real difference in helping those that so easily fall through the cracks in our traditional support systems.
We are passionate about our support for the Ella Rose Fund and knowing that the money we raise will go directly towards helping change someone’s life is something we are honoured to be a part of.
Andy Corp, Halsall’s Managing Director.
Charities we've helped in the past
Still across the pandemic we managed to raise and donate £10,876 to Lisa’s Army who supports those who are suffering from cancer and their families. This was through a range of a range of fundraising events including a charity golf day, 5-a-side football tournament, marathons, cake sales and MORE.
During the Covid 19 Pandemic we raised £8,288 in 34 days for Bath RUH intensive care unit. We raised this money by our employees working together by: Cake sales, the 34km walk, Rainbow Teddy auction, selling our rainbow wrist bands, eating 34 crackers without taking a drink, the 34 hour spin relay and cycling 34km for 34 days straight!
We raised £20,094 for Southmead Hospital by, a golf day, Bristol 10k, dress down days, a football match and car washing.
We raised £13,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by, Cycle ride, football match, golf day, head shave, cake sales and dress down days.