C J Thorne – A CRT Community Champion!

Community Champion CJ Thorne donate to the Children's Respite Trust

In a touching demonstration of corporate compassion, C J Thorne have donated a transformative £2500 to the Children’s Respite Trust. This generous contribution allows us to continue our mission of providing essential respite care for children with disabilities and their families.

C J Thorne & Co, founded in 1939, is a third generation family firm of civil engineering contractors undertaking contracts of up to £10m throughout East & West Sussex, Kent and Surrey. Their areas of expertise include reinforced concrete, surface water and foul sewerage, road and bridge construction, fabrication of steel framed buildings, environmental schemes such as coastal defence, riverbank stabilisation, as well as hard landscaping and surfacing.

We are profoundly grateful for the support of C J Thorne, a distinguished community leader in Uckfield and the surrounding areas. Their commitment to making a difference to local causes is exemplified in their recent support of the Trust alongside other worthy causes: Air Ambulance (KSS), Children with Cancer Fund, the League of Friends of Uckfield Hospital and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Chris Thorne, Managing Director of C J Thorne said “The Children’s Respite Trust has been selected by the Directors and Shareholders of C. J. Thorne & Co. Ltd as one of the charities that we would like to recognise with a special donation of £2,500. We are all inspired by the great work that you do”

Following this, we were honoured to welcomed Chris and Karen Thorne to the centre where we shared more about the impact of their donation and introduced them to some of the team that provide vital care for local families.

The generosity of C J Thorne comes at a pivotal moment, as our charity strives to meet the increasing demand for respite care services. This significant financial boost will play a significant role in expanding our programs, ensuring that children with disabilities and their families receive the crucial support they deserve.

This donation serves as an inspiring reminder of the positive impact that businesses can have when they actively get involved in their local community. Their support will enable us to reach more families in need, offering respite care that brings relief and joy to children facing unique challenges.

We extend our deepest gratitude to C J Thorne for being a vital partner in our mission to bring comfort and support to those who need it most.