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Tickets.com employees in the UK continue to show their support to the T.Cares programme and last week, staff volunteered at Emily’s Star to make up boxes for neonatal babies and mums in the area as part of the charity’s Neonatal Box Project.
Through the global T.Cares initiative, Tickets.com employees seek to support the communities where they work and live – from charity fundraising and community service, to creating unforgettable experiences for those in need.
The UK team recently chose to support Emily’s Star, a local charity formed in 2012 by Katie Elmer, to support children – and their families – with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses. The charity was created in memory of Emily Elizabeth who was born with Trisomy 18, a life limiting disorder, and was given just four days to live. Emily, against all odds, made it to 26 days before sadly passing away.
Six employees of Tickets.com went to support the charity’s pioneering Neonatal Box Project initiative which has seen Emily’s Star deliver over 6,500 boxes to local and national neonatal units. The boxes are an emergency hospital bag in a box for babies born prematurely or underweight.
Katie Elmer, Founder of Emily’s Star, said: “Emily’s Star relies solely on the support of individuals and companies to enable us to continue the work we do locally and nationally. Having volunteers from Tickets.com attend a box making session ensured that we were able to produce, send out and donate 100 Emily’s Gift Neonatal Boxes to units across the UK.
“100 babies in the next few weeks will receive a box which was lovingly put together by the volunteers. Each box we create costs us £40 to donate, so we were thrilled that Tickets.com also sponsored two of the boxes that were made yesterday!”
Commenting on the day spent at the charity, Natalie Jones, Internal Sales Manager at Tickets.com commented: “It was an inspiring day at Emily’s Star to learn more about Katie and her team’s amazing work, and then have the opportunity to play our part in the lives of 100 prematurely born babies. We hope the boxes make a real difference at the most difficult of times.”
For more information about T.Cares and to find out how your charity or project could get involved, visit https://provenue.tickets.com/uk/t-cares/.