SDC Trailers

26th January 2024

Staff at SDC Trailers support Mansfield charity, ‘The Lashes Foundation.’

On Wednesday 24th January, it was our absolute pleasure to present a £5,000 cheque donation to an excellent local charity ‘The Lashes Foundation’, set up in memory of 13-year-old Evie Wilson, to help both old and young people in the Mansfield, Clipstone, and surrounding areas.

Established in July 2021 by Evie’s parents, the Lashes Foundation provides support to relieve financial hardship, sickness, and poor health amongst the community through grants, goods, and services. They also support young people by providing financial assistance for leisure time activities, academic, sport, and performing arts - an initiative which will improve their condition of life and enable them to participate in healthy recreational and educational activities that they could not otherwise afford.

Andy Sumner, Chairman of Lashes Foundation, said: “We have been blown away by the ongoing support of the local community, whether that be major donors, monthly donors, people raising money, attending our events, volunteering, or just supporting what we are trying to do. We’re so thankful for the generosity from SDC Trailers which will support our key charity initiatives as we keep Evie’s legacy alive – helping others in their hour of need.”

As a key employer in the area, SDC Trailers is committed to giving back to our community, and supporting The Lashes Foundation’s impactful initiatives aligns perfectly with our values. We believe in the positive change that can be achieved through collaboration and community involvement.

SDC Trailers Group President Paul Bratton said: “This donation was made possible through the generosity of our employees and is a token of our appreciation for the incredible work The Lashes Foundation does in the Mansfield, Clipstone, and surrounding areas. From all the team at SDC Trailers, we want to say a big ‘Thank You” for the meaningful work you do, and we are honoured to be a part of supporting The Lashes Foundation continued success.”


Pictured: Andy Sumner, the Lashes Chairman receiving a cheque from SDC Trailers, Paul Bratton, Cat Kerrison, and Kate Butler.

About the Lashes Foundation:

In July 2021, Emma and Lee Wilson devastatingly lost Evie aged 13. Evie brightened up any room she walked into with her beautiful smile, giggle and witty sense of humour. She was a special individual who always put others above herself. The Lashes Foundation was set up to keep Evie's legacy alive, carry on her kindness and help others in the local community – just like she did.

So far, the Lashes Foundation has pledged over 400 grants to support local people and groups - totalling over £138,000 to date which supported people with their mental health, fleeing domestic violence, purchasing sensory equipment and toys, specialist disability equipment, supporting food banks, hardship and local sports groups to name but a few.

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