Showing support for St David's Hospice Care
16 April 2013
Employees at Persimmon Homes East Wales have raised over £3,000 for St David’s Hospice Care, which provides a ‘hospice at home service’ to its patients and families, through various fundraising activities.The region presented the hospice with a cheque for the funds at its Greenacres development in Llanwern, Newport.
The money was raised by employees taking part in various events throughout 2012, including dragon boats racing, Transporter Bridge Abseil in Newport and the Taff trail Bike ride.
Steve Williams, Managing Director at Persimmon Homes East Wales said: “St David’s Hospice Care provides a fantastic service for the people of South Wales and we are only too happy to show our support and do as much as we can to help keep this facility available.
“We had great fun raising the funds for St David’s Hospice throughout 2012 and we look forward to continuing our relationship throughout 2013.”
St David’s Hospice Care was launched in 1979 and aims to offer a more personal and supportive service to its patients. The hospice prides itself on treating its patients with dignity and respect during the most difficult time of their lives. Their care is provided to people living within Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and within certain areas of South and Mid Powys.
Kris Broome, director of fundraising and lottery at St David’s Hospice Care said: “We are very grateful for the fundraising efforts from Persimmon Homes. They are very supportive of the hospice and we are delighted to have formed a strong relationship with such a reputable brand.
“Our nurses do a fantastic job, but unfortunately the service comes at a cost and as a charity, we rely heavily on external funding. St David’s Hospice Care offers a unique, extensive service to both our patients and their families and the financial support from the likes of Persimmon Homes really helps us to maintain that.
“We have lots to look forward to at St David’s Hospice in 2013 and we look forward to Persimmon Homes being a part of that.”