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Donation marks year of fundraising
Generous staff at a Stafford housing association are celebrating a year of fundraising for local charity, Katharine House Hospice.
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) staff raised £765.25p for the charity, which provides free hospice care and support for people with life threatening illnessess and their families
Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes said: “It’s an honour to be able to donate this money to the team at Katharine House Hospice.
“The staff there do an incredible job but for the service to remain free the hospice relies heavily on donations – so it was with great pleasure that we could offer some support.”
Each year the hospice needs to raise £2.6 million to continue offering its important services –most of which comes from donations from businesses and the public.
Staff took part in a number of fundraising events throughout 2012 to add cash to the coffers, including a casual dress day, afternoon tea and a Christmas tombola and raffle, raising £673.85.
In addition SARH also fulfilled its promise to donate 10p for ever customer who completed and returned a recent customer satisfaction survey – raising a total of £91.40 for the charity.
Kelly Day, community fundraiser for Katharine House Hospice, said: “We would like to thank Stafford and Rural Homes for all their support throughout 2012, it has been enjoyable working with them.
“They held some great community events which have raised some vital funds for the hospice, which will go towards helping local people and their families coping with a life-limiting condition.”
Photo caption: Back row, from the left, Chris Kelly, Health Care Assistant at Katherine House Hospice and Jo Hough, Head of Human Resources for SARH. Centre, Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH. Front row, from the left, Kay Harland a hospice volunteer, Pauline Whitehurst and Pat Ward, who are both patients hospice.