Redrow raises £45,000 for two Lancashire Hospices
TWO Lancashire hospices have said a big ‘thank you’ to Redrow after they each received their biggest donation yet from the home builder.
St Catherine’s Hospice and Derian House Children’s Hospice have each been presented with a cheque for £22,500 after a mammoth fundraising effort by the developer throughout the year.
Redrow’s sales director Claire Jarvis presented the money to the charities at The Hedgerows development in Clayton-Le-Woods, alongside Redrow’s commercial director Phil Heaps who marked his retirement from the company after 40 years.
Stephen Greenhalgh, chief executive of St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall, said: “Once again we are absolutely astounded by the amazing fundraising efforts of staff and partners of Redrow.
The Redrow team is a fabulously consistent supporter of St Catherine’s, working passionately each year to support the hospice through a variety of inspiring and exciting fundraising activities. Their gold star support is absolutely vital to our ongoing care and probably means more to local people than they realise themselves.”
He continued: “As a local charity, we have to raise a staggering £5.2million every single year, and we simply couldn’t continue to offer our specialist care and support to local people living with life-shortening illnesses, like cancer and motor neurone disease, without the determined efforts of companies like Redrow.
“Support like this makes an enormous difference to local families. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Redrow Lancashire managing director Steve Greenhalgh and all the fabulous Redrow team for working so hard to help us be there for Lancashire people and their families when it matters most.”
Susie Poppitt, head of fundraising at Derian House, was equally thrilled: “Support like this is immense and we are absolutely indebted to Steve and Redrow for their continued support. It is our 25th anniversary next year and Steve and Redrow have been involved with Derian throughout the entire 25 years of the hospice providing respite, specialist palliative and end of life care for children and young people throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.
“They have been part of our journey in every possible way and without their support we wouldn’t have achieved some of the things we have done without the support of companies like Redrow – and over 25 years, what we have achieved is substantial, offering a home from home and designated services for the children and families we care for.”
The Chorley Hospice supports more than 250 families across Lancashire who have a child with a life-shortening illness and a further 150 who are receiving bereavement support.
Susie said the latest Redrow donation would go towards funding specialist projects, including the expansion of its Derian At Home service, which offers care and support in the family home, and its Sibling Support services which focus on brothers and sisters of those who are ill. “It’s such vital work, people sometimes forget or don’t always appreciate the effect having someone who is ill in the family can have on the other children,” she said. “Our Sibling Support Co-ordinator, Rosie Gorman took one little boy out for tea recently and he said to her ‘thank you for helping me be happy again’.”
The money raised has come from a host of events held throughout the last 12 months, including Redrow’s Charity Ball, a Golf Day and Sportsman’s Dinner, the latter of which was organised by Phil Heaps.
Redrow’s own Steve Greenhalgh, managing director for the company’s Lancashire housing division, based at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, said: “These two charities are both very close to our hearts and I never dreamed we would be able to out-do our efforts last year, but I am delighted to say that we have. Yet again the Redrow team has been incredible raising more than ever for St Catherine’s Hospice and Derian House Children’s Hospice.
“Over the years the money raised by our amazing workforce, our suppliers and our subcontractors who support these events is beyond belief. I don’t know how they manage to go bigger and better each year but I am delighted to say that they do.
“It is such a privilege to be involved with these charities and those who work for them to make memories and lives better for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To support the wonderful work that they do makes us very proud.”
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