Corporate partnership launched with ambition to raise £10,000 set to help transform the lives of children and families living with liver disease
RVA Surveyors, the UK’s leading business rates reduction specialist, is embarking on its biggest charity initiative to date, launching a new partnership with Birmingham-based Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), the only charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver disease.
The partnership marks RVA Surveyors’ most significant charity initiative in its 13-year history and will see the business work with CLDF to fundraise and support the charity in its goal to ‘help young people create a new life path where their liver disease is just one part of who they are.’
CLDF carries out research into all aspects of childhood liver disease. Acting as a voice for everyone, it provides pivotal resources such as an information hub for healthcare professionals and families as well as tailored support services for all affected.
As a champion of CLDF, RVA Surveyors will fundraise throughout the year to achieve a goal of raising £10,000 for the charity. The business will organise and take part in several events, including ‘big yellow Friday’ on March 4th , a sponsored yellow jersey cycle ride and other pre-planned events including the CLDF ‘glow in the park’, helping to create awareness for the charity and its important research, campaigns and support services.
Anthony Hughes, Managing Director of RVA Surveyors, commented:
“CLDF may not be the most widely known of charities but it is a charity close to my heart, the work they undertake is incredibly important to those who need them.
“In late 2015 we were those people. My new-born son Oscar was born with Biliary Atresia, a form of liver disease and diagnosed at just 4 weeks old. As you can imagine it was a harrowing time from his first major operation at just 7 weeks old (which unfortunately failed), through to a lifesaving liver transplant at 7 months old and learning how to live as a transplant recipient. The support of CLDF to my family remained throughout and is still ever present to this day.
“We are going to be involved in many CLDF organised events alongside several of our own to help raise as much as we can for this great cause.”
CLDF’s Interim Chief Executive, Katherine Myles, commented: “We are the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases; we provide information, emotional support, funds for research and a voice for everyone affected. To do this, however, we rely on voluntary donations, so this commitment from RVA Surveyors really does mean a great deal to us. We’re so pleased to know that our support has been of value to Anthony and his family. Now his company’s efforts will help ensure we can continue to be there for families throughout the UK who need us.”
Established in 2008, Manchester-based RVA Surveyors employs over 100 people and is the fastest growing business rates reduction specialist, with industry leading success rates and offering no reduction no fee service.
RVA Surveyors works on behalf of businesses across England and Wales and supports a diverse range of sectors by achieving significant reductions in their business rates liability, achieving historic and future savings through the Government’s Check Challenge Appeal process.