The Pavers Foundation, employee-led charitable initiative of carbon-neutral footwear retailer Pavers, has recently donated £1,000 to The Childhood Tumour Trust, in recognition of amazing fundraising carried out by Noah Herniman. The funding was donated on behalf of Louise Hanington, of Pavers Chepstow, who submitted a grant application to the Foundation.
The Pavers Foundation supports charities and causes close to the hearts of its 1600 colleagues across the business. Louise decided to apply for grant funding, having been inspired by Noah’s story, raising awareness for The Childhood Tumour Trust after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour himself. “I decided to nominate The Childhood Tumour Trust for a charitable donation from The Pavers Foundation as Noah was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2021 and is raising awareness for the charity.
I have supported Noah over the years with his fundraising challenges and as an employee of Pavers took the opportunity to apply for a donation on his behalf and was delighted with the £,1000 cheque.” (Louise Hanington).
Noah was proud to accept the cheque from Louise and The Pavers Foundation in the store at Chepstow, and thanked the Foundation: “Today, I received a cheque for a fab amount of £1,000 from The Pavers Foundation. A huge thank you to Louise for sharing my story. The cheque was for The Childhood Tumour Trust, this means so much to me personally as the funds will make a huge difference to the charity which is still in its early days.
There are so many other charities the cheque could have been awarded to, so I am absolutely blown away to be accepting it on behalf of the Trust.”
Noah’s continued fundraising will be put towards purchasing a caravan to be used by children and their families suffering from all forms of childhood tumours. Vanessa Martin, Founder of the Childhood Tumour Trust, thanked Noah for his outstanding fundraising efforts: “ We are delighted that Childhood Tumour Trust has been chosen to receive a donation from The Pavers Foundation. This will help children and young people affected by Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a condition that Noah has. NF1 affects everyone differently and can include brain tumours.
Noah is a truly amazing young man, despite everything that he is going through he is always thinking of others. He has a wicked sense of humour and is constantly keeping his mum on her toes with his never-ending fundraising plans. We are privileged that he is part of our NF Family.
His wish is to provide a static caravan so that critically ill children and their families can spend time making special memories and we have no doubt that he will achieve that.”
The Pavers Foundation is delighted to support Noah’s fundraising for The Childhood Tumour Trust and continues to make a difference to hundreds of thousands of lives across the UK and beyond through its employee grant applications, charity of the year scheme and donations made on behalf of the Paver family.