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Electrical staff support local hospice with post-Christmas clear out

March 9, 2016

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Staff at Clarkson Evans organised a collective clear out to help boost the coffers of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

The leading apprenticeship employer encouraged staff at its Staverton HQ to donate unwanted gifts and pre-loved clothes and accessories to the county-based charity.

More than 30 bags of clothes and gifts were collected by the company, ready for the hospice’s charity shops to sell on to customers.

Donated items included new children’s toys, stationery sets, home accessories and children and adult clothing.

“Our staff were really supportive of this initiative as we made it easy for them to have a New Year clear out over the festive period whilst helping a local good cause at the same time,” said HR Manager David McIntyre.

“Friends and relatives of staff have been cared for at Leckhampton Court and so there was a genuine willingness to support the hospice. I think this initiative could become a regular, yearly initiative,” added David.

Clarkson Evans specialises in wiring new homes for the UK’s leading housing developers, wiring around 1 in 10 of all new properties built in England and Wales last year.

The company takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. Last year staff supported a range of national and local charities, raising around £5,000 for Children in Need, Comic Relief and Macmillan Cancer Support

The Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, based in Church Road, Leckhampton provides specialist palliative and end of life care for local people and their families from its base located in the foothills of the Cotswolds.

It is the only specialist inpatient palliative care unit in the county and offers day hospice and hospice at home services too.

Mike Tague, Head of Hospice Fundraising at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said: “Every bag of donated items helps raise £23 for our charity. This means staff at Clarkson Evans have helped raise almost £700 for our hospice. This will go a long way to supporting local people with life limiting illnesses and their families from across Gloucestershire. Thank you.”

Clarkson Evans supports Sue Ryder hospice

The photograph shows Mark Anstice, Van Driver from the Sue Ryder Charity Shop, High Street, Cheltenham, accepting the donated goods from Clarkson Evans’ HR Manager David McIntyre.

For more information about Clarkson Evans contact Elaine Hodgin, Head of Sales & Marketing on 01452 530336 or email elaineh@clarksonevans.co.uk

For more information about the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice contact Hayley Clemmens, PR and Marketing Officer on 01242 246281 or email hayley.clemmens@sueryder.org  

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