Ava is the two-year-old granddaughter of a Herrco teammate, Claire Casbolt from People Team. She has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition where one of the symptoms Ava experiences is her right leg (particularly her foot) overgrowing.
The family has been desperately looking to find companies that make orthotic shoes/sandals for her as they cannot buy them off the shelves.
Currently she is fitted by the NHS, but with only 1 pair at a time allowed, she only has heavy boots. NIMCO sells special orthopaedic shoes for £500 per pair.
On Saturday 22 July 2023, #TeamHerrco4Ava walked from Lowestoft Pier to Southwold Pier to raise funds so that her family can purchase custom orthopaedic shoes for her.
Distance: 25.9km (16.11 miles)
Walk Time: 5 hours 17 minutes
We aimed at raising £500 for a pair of shoes, and ended up raising FOUR TIMES the amount at £2,160!
This means Ava gets to have 4 pairs of custom shoes, which will last her til Spring 2024 🌸
Shout out to the #TeamHerrco fundraisers!
John Wiley (Supply Chain), Krista Pluksna (People Team), Claire Casbolt (People Team), Martine Clark (People Team), Miki Bloomfield (Commercial), Ashley Buckingham (Bulk), Joakim Hermitage (Bulk), Kelly Palmer (Warehouse), Ashley Sadd (Filling), Nataliya Protas (Filling), Tatiana Stroescu (Filling), Justyna Zimna (Lab).
And a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all who donated and shared about this fundraising effort. Check out the #TeamHerrco4Ava Just Giving Page.