Holchem Raise Thousands of Pounds to Support Local Hospice

Blog | 20 August 2015

Recently, a team of sporting enthusiasts at Holchem took on a challenge raise thousands for Holchem’s chosen charity, Bury Hospice.

A team of four Holchem employees took on the rugged North Wales mountain terrain, and in a fantastic effort finished 5th out of 39 teams who entered the ‘tough’ level course, raising £4,700.

Last month saw the culmination of the team’s efforts, presenting the cheque to hospice chief executive, Jacqui Comber.

Marc Powell, Sarah West, Sue Critchley and Steve Bagshaw took on the challenging course which tested both their nerves and navigation skills, with the final route kept a closely guarded secret beforehand.

Bury Hospice offers key support, both through end-of-life and respite care and also to friends and family members, and we look to support this important community asset and the work it does in any way possible.

The service depends on donations and volunteers for it to carry on serving the community across the six townships of Bury, with the majority of its staff being volunteers.

Bury Hospice have worked in the community for 24 years, providing inpatient care, day services and ‘hospice at home’ care, whilst also offering out-patient support.

Jacqui Comber, Bury Hospice chief executive said: We were delighted that Holchem choose to raise vital funds towards our service through this gruelling charity challenge. The money that has been raised will go towards the delivery of the range of support we give to those approaching the end of their life, as well as their family and friends.

Marc Powell, technical sales consultant and Samworth Challenge team leader said: This was a great opportunity to give something back to the local area and raise funds for an important cause. It was also really inspiring to visit the hospice and see how the money raised will help this asset to the community carry offering support to those who need it for years to come.