Jiraffe and Jenx name Paces as their charity of the year

We’re excited to say that Jiraffe and Jenx, who specialise in sourcing and providing postural support equipment and services, have named Paces as their charity of the year for 2021.

Their teams will be working closely with us across our fundraising activities and events for the next 12 months, and their staff will also have the opportunity to personally support children with special needs at Paces School in High Green through volunteering activities and initiatives.

Funds raised by the partnership will contribute to the £3.5m needed for our new home, a move which would enable the charity to support up to three times as many families with the hope of no longer having to turn anyone away.

The partnership announcement follows Jiraffe’s donation of a specialist ‘Rifton Tricycle’ to 10-year-old Sheffield fundraising hero ‘Captain’ Tobias Weller, who was recently crowned Young Unsung Hero at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.

Captain Tobias used his Rifton Trike to complete a 480-mile virtual bike ride which raised funds for Paces. The youngster is also currently embarking on yet another challenge – this time an Iron Man triathlon.

Holly Jenkins, Jiraffe Director, said:

“There are few more appropriate 2021 charity partners for us as a business than Paces School, a charity which does so much to support children across the region with specialised and often complex needs.

“Every day, we support children all over the UK who face challenges of living with conditions like cerebral palsy, so we’re proud to support an organisation which truly understands our vision.

“I’m excited to see how this partnership will enable us to complement Paces’ fundraising and awareness goals, while also helping to build crucial relationships between our therapists and children who need the support of both Paces and ourselves the most.”