Thursday 6 January 2022
A leading forensic company is making Embrace Child Victims of Crime its charity of the year.
Cellmark Forensic Services which employs over 500 people at its sites in Oxfordshire, Lancashire, Durham and Cambridgeshire has also joined our corporate partnership scheme – the Embrace 100 Club. The company has already donated over £3,000 to support children harmed by crime and is planning to continue to fundraise for Embrace CVoC over the next 12 months.
Cellmark Forensic Services has been providing police forces across the country with specialist forensic services for over 30 years, supporting criminal investigations from crime scene to court.
Cellmark Forensic Services Managing Director David Hartshorne said:
“We were looking to support a charity which is closely aligned with our work in the Criminal Justice System and when we found out about the amazing work Embrace does to support young crime victims, we decided to put them on our shortlist straight away. Our employees voted for who they wanted the company to support, and Embrace was the clear winner.”
Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Cellmark Forensic Services and look forward to working with them over the coming years.
“Only days after choosing us as their charity of the year the team got involved in our fundraising festive dress up day Embrace Christmas Day raising £278 by wearing Christmas jumpers and selling cakes. Their donation went towards Dear Santa 2021 to buy gifts for children harmed by crime.
“We are tremendously grateful to all the employees for their efforts. We could not support all the children we do without the continued support of businesses across the UK as well as our individual donors.”
Embrace CVoC is the only organisation in the UK that focuses all its work on supporting children and young people suffering trauma because of crime. Some of the children have lost a parent or sibling through serious crime. Some of them have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse or have suffered years of neglect, others have been living in homes torn apart by domestic violence. These children have dealt with unimaginable trauma in their young lives and police officers, teachers or others who work in safeguarding roles refer them to Embrace CVoC to get the help and support they need.
To find out more about Embrace CVoC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk