The total is one of the highest ever raised for a single good cause by the firm and comes in the same year that the Hospice marked 30 years of supporting families and individuals in the district.
The initiative received backing from the whole organisation, with members of staff coming together to collectively run one full and five half marathons, scale the Yorkshire three peaks and cycle the length of the Tour De Yorkshire route on static bikes. Berwins’ famous bakes also created scores of culinary delights, while one member of the team even jumped 15,000 feet in a personal skydive challenge to raise much needed funds.
Caroline Davison, Operations Director and Chair of Berwins’ Charity Committee:
It’s been a fantastic year and it has been wonderful to see every member of staff contributing by sharing their own time and talents so generously.
As a firm, supporting our local community forms an integral part of our business and we’re thrilled that this has resulted in such an impressive fundraising total. The vital work which the hospice is involved in and the amazing job which staff and volunteers do to support so many families and individuals in the
Harrogate area is no secret. Berwins is proud to have contributed to support that work.
Chief executive of Saint Michael’s Hospice Tony Collins:
We are hugely grateful to the Berwins team for their sustained hard work and generosity as part of this fantastic partnership and their support as part of Saint Michael’s H30 initiative.
Nearly 90 per cent of our vital services are funded by our community and without this remarkable support we simply would not be able to care for so many people.
£12,500 is a tremendous achievement and could enable 30 local people to receive a comprehensive package of care and support with an overnight stay at our hospice.