We are pleased to reveal that Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice has been selected as our Charity of the Year for 2018. The Leeds-based charity offers a huge range of support to people, from inpatient care and care in people’s own homes to day services that help people remain independent longer.
It costs £4m per year to run a Hospice, of which less than half is funded by the Government, meaning they wouldn’t be able to provide the standard of care they do without donations to cover the remaining funds. This year, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Wheatfields Hospice has launched its 40 for 40 club, where they are asking 40 companies to raise £1,000 each for a total of £40k.
Kirsty Christmas, senior community fundraiser for Wheatfield, said: “At Wheatfields we don’t just provide clinical care, we also offer emotional support and can help take care of practical things people may not have thought of. Everything we provide our patients and their relatives if completely free of charge, which means we rely on the generosity of local supports to help raise much needed funds to continue.”
As our Charity of the Year, we will be engaging in a number of fundraising activities in the hopes of raising £10k for Wheatfields Hospice. Events already in the pipeline include a sponsored five mile ‘Walk for Wheatfields’, a bucket collection in Leeds City Centre and SBS finance director Sue Hobson and customers support coordinator Julie Ettenfield teaming up to take on the Great North Swim on Lake Windemere in June.
To make sure the hospice gets every donation it deserves, Select Bag Sealers’ directors have pledged to match every pound raised throughout the year.
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Richard High, Chief Engineer, Nicholas & Harris Ltd.