A Huddersfield company has become the latest Platinum Partner at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice after raising more than £57,000 for it since 2012.

FMG Support is based at Bradley Business Park, just a few hundred metres from the children’s hospice, and has been an enthusiastic sponsor and participant in Forget Me Not events like the Dragon Boat Race and the Colour Run.

This month FMG made a donation of £5,000 to the charity as part of its commitment as a Platinum Partner.

The Forget Me Not Platinum Partner Consortium is a group of like-minded businesses who want to make a significant difference to the hospice by pledging their support for at least 12 months. By making a regular financial commitment, FMG and other local businesses provide a stable and reliable source of support, allowing the hospice to plan and budget with confidence.

FMG provides 24-hour vehicle and driver support to more than 500,000 cars, commercial vehicles and HGVs on Britain’s roads, sorting out recovery and repairs after incidents such as breakdowns and accidents.

It’s responsible for fleet management for major UK insurers and brokers, leasing companies, police forces and national highways Ken Davy, president of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Platinum Partners, presented a Platinum Partner plaque to Robin Lang, insurance services director and Jenna Murten, loss recovery manager at FMG Support Ltd.

Ken said: “As the song says, everybody needs good neighbours and we can certainly say that about our neighbours and friends at FMG. Over the last 12 years they have been great supporters and a familiar face at all our events.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome them to our Platinum Partners Consortium and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we support families facing or living with the loss of their child.”

FMG managing director Claire Owens said: “Through FMGive, our dedicated charity partnership scheme, our colleagues deliver a fabulous calendar of fundraising and dedicated corporate charity events throughout the year aimed at raising funds for Forget Me Not and providing volunteer assistance.

“Knowing the funds raised have a direct impact on the community in which we operate fuels our appetite to continue and we look forward to getting creative and finding new ways to have fun while fundraising in the year ahead.”

This year Forget Me Not needs to raise £5.5m to run the hospice with only a fraction of those funds coming from the Government or the NHS.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports babies and children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. It has a wide range of services from pregnancy onwards including superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling for the whole family.

For more details of how businesses can support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice see the business section on their website at https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/supporting-us/how-your-business-can-help