We are delighted to announce that our staff have raised a total of £11,273.26 for Sue Ryder’s Leckhampton Court Hospice, our charity of the year for 2016/17.
Our employees participated in a variety of fundraising events to help raise money for the hospice, which as a charity must raise £2 million every year to continue to provide free-of-charge essential services to communities across Gloucestershire. These services include Inpatient Care, Day Services, Community Services, Family and Bereavement Support, Rehabilitation, Complementary Therapies, Spiritual Care, Hospice at Home and Befriending.
Whether supporting people in the hospice or their own homes, the focus is on quality of life – giving every patient the care and support they need to spend the time they have left in the way they choose.
The hospice offers a range of support, from inpatient care in its 16-bed hospice – the only of its kind in the county -to day services and Hospice at Home, which helps people stay at home longer and offers respite to carers.
Elise Hoadley, Hospice Director at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said, “We hope everyone at Hazlewoods feels proud of the fantastic amount of money they have raised for our hospice. We want to say a great big thank you to each and every single member of staff for their incredible support. The funds they have so generously raised will help us continue to give around the clock specialist care for people living with a life limiting condition in Gloucestershire, supporting their families too.”
“As a charity, partnerships like this are extremely important in helping us raise the £8,000 a day needed to keep all our services running, and tell more people about what we do.”
Hazlewoods staff raise money through a variety of activities each year, including sponsored sporting events, dress down days, a quiz and a staff summer fete.
John Lucas, partner of Hazlewoods Social Committee, said “We are delighted that our community-minded staff have worked together to raise this amount for Sue Ryder this year. We have a long track record of raising significant funds for local charities and we are pleased to help Sue Ryder continue to provide the care and support which benefit so many patients and their families.”