Branston digs deep and donates thousands to children’s hospice charity

Posted: 23 September 2016
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The charity, which was nominated by staff members as their local charity of the year, was awarded a cheque of £3,580 at a special ceremony at the Ilminster site on 20 September, attended by senior members of both Branston and the Children’s Hospice South West.

Janey Hellmen, corporate partnerships fundraiser at the Charlton Farm hospice, said: “We are really honoured and grateful that we have been nominated as the chosen local charity for Branston. Having the support of local businesses is incredibly important to us and the money raised will make a huge difference to the families that we support.

“The funds raised by Branston will mean that we are able to continue our work and aid the families of children with life-limiting diseases, providing services including respite care, excursions and emergency care.

“On behalf of the team, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff at Branston for their hard work fundraising, promoting the charity and spreading awareness of the work that we do.”

Ian Wait, operations director at Branston said: “Children’s Hospice South West is a fantastic charity and does some amazing work in the region, supporting children with life-limiting diseases by granting much needed respite for both them and their families.

“Our team has organised several fantastic events over the past year from a company summer barbeque and Valentine’s Day bake off to a 100 mile bike ride through the Lincolnshire countryside with several keen cyclists from across our sites.

“The hospice really does do amazing work for the children and their families and we’re delighted to present them with a cheque for over £3500, raised by our dedicated team, in the knowledge that they are able to continue with the outstanding care that they provide.”