EURO GARAGES, the company founded by the Blackburn-born billionaire Issa brothers, has launched a new partnership with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

The partnership will see the company help to raise funds to enhance 10 rooms on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit where children who receive treatment can end up staying for about six to eight weeks, or in some cases up to six months.

EG Group, which includes Euro Garages, intends to ensure that every room, and two parent rooms, will have a more fun and child-friendly décor which will significantly improve the environment and inpatient experience.

Founder and Co-CEO of EG Group Zuber Issa CBE said: “EG Group is immensely proud to support the enhancement of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

"The wellbeing of patients during their hospital stay is key to their recovery and being able to play a role in this is something we are proud of.”

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The Blackburn-born Issa Brothers

Employees at the company’s Subway branches are currently on the return leg of an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ challenge, which involves walking, running or cycling the circumference of the world in 80 days – a total 40,075km, with money raised being donated to the hospital charity.

Meanwhile plans are already afoot for the next stage of fundraising which will see fundraising packs sent out to all EG Group UK sites to encourage workers to come up with their own ways to fundraise.

The sites will also host a large-screen QR code so that both employees and customers can join in the efforts to raise money for young patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Mohsin Issa CBE, founder and co-CEO of EG Group alongside his brother Zuber, said: “We very much see this partnership as one where the EG Group family can play our part in providing support to patients and their families at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.”

The Blackburn-based company’s efforts have been well received by the hospital, which hopes that this marks the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership.

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The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity

The hospital charity’s senior corporate fundraising manager Rachel Laycock said: “Today may well mark the launch of the partnership but EG Group colleagues have already shown tonnes of enthusiasm in getting their fundraising started early.

“It’s really encouraging to work with such a passionate team and it’s obvious that the children’s hospital is a place they hold very close to their hearts.

“Everyone at the charity and the hospital is excited to work with EG Group and see the rooms given the makeover the children deserve.”

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