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Teddy Hewitt Foundation to be shown on junior retail kits

24 July 2020

Southend United are proud to announce that competition company, Watchlotto have teamed up with the Teddy Hewitt Foundation, with the foundation’s logo being shown on Blues’ junior retail kits next season.

Southend United are proud to announce that competition company, Watchlotto have teamed up with the Teddy Hewitt Foundation, with the foundation’s logo being shown on Blues’ junior retail kits next season. 

Harrison Gwinnett, Director of Watchlotto said, “Supporting various charities is what we do as a company, we aim to support a wide variety of small and large organisations and we believe that the Teddy Hewitt Foundation deserve more exposure for the meaningful work they do.”

Nikke Hewitt, Founder of the Teddy Hewitt Foundation said, “We are beyond grateful for the support and opportunity given to us by both Watchlotto and Southend United Football Club. We are looking forward to achieving great things together during the season ahead”.

Rhys Ellingham, Head of Commercial said, “It’s excellent of Harrison to give the Teddy Hewitt Foundation the opportunity to further enhance the awareness of the charity on our junior kits. 

“We will be working closely with the foundation on a number of initiatives throughout the season to ensure we give the charity the coverage they deserve and raise vital funds.”

The Teddy Hewitt Foundation was set up to assist families in need of financial and physical support following the passing of a child, when one parent is financially reliant on the disability living allowance and carers allowance in the three months following the child’s death. We are initially limited to families living in Essex but if things pick up we hope to increase geographic cover.

The charity was set up due to one family’s experience; Teddy’s family. Teddy’s mummy worked within recruitment as a manager and intended to return to this after her maternity leave. When Teddy was born it became apparent that this would not be possible. Medical-lead childcare is beyond expensive so the decision was made as a family to reduce outgoings and leave work to care for Teddy full time. When Teddy passed away the income that the family relied upon was immediately taken away.

Nicola, Teddy’s mummy, returned to work after just 2 weeks. This just isn’t possible for some. There are families out there that end up in financial hardship due to the pressures on them during this incredibly difficult time. Often heartache is further compounded by these financial pressures and in the worst cases with some families losing their homes. We aim to help these families return to the workplace in a reasonable amount of time with the assistance they need.

To find out more about the foundation and how you can help please visit https://teddyhewitt.org.uk 

 


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