Huws Gray, one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK announces its charity partnership with the UK Sepsis Trust for 2017.
The partnership will see Huws Gray raising awareness of the serious illness and fundraising throughout the branch network to help support the Trust.
Sepsis is a serious, life-threatening condition, and the UK Sepsis Trust was founded in 2012 to reach out and bring together those who have survived, been bereaved by or encountered sepsis in every imaginable circumstance. They aim to save lives and improve outcomes for survivors of sepsis by educating healthcare professionals, raising public awareness and providing support for those affected.
Huws Gray experienced the force of sepsis first hand after the sudden loss of company director, Elfed Hughes who died May 2016 after a short battle against the condition. Mr. Hughes was with Huws Gray for 24 years and played a major role in developing and monitoring certain departments as well as playing a key role in the company’s growth and management.
Terry Owen (Managing Director) commented: “Elfed’s contribution over the 24 years he was with us was exceptional. His willingness to take responsibility combined with passion, determination and honesty made him a very special person. He is sorely missed by all of us here at Huws Gray.
We are delighted that we can partner up with UK Sepsis Trust to help raise awareness of this serious illness and raise essential funds to help the Trust improve the way sepsis is handled in the UK. As a company it’s fantastic for us to be able to do this in the memory of Elfed and we’ll be pulling together as a company to do what we can.”
Fiona Lawrence from the UK Sepsis Trust commented on the partnership:
“We’re delighted to have Huws Gray on board as a charity partner for 2017. We look forward to working with Huws Gray to raise awareness of sepsis to help minimise the number of fatalities and families affected by this devastating condition.”