A North East property firm has fundraised and donated enough to provide specialist support to a Newcastle hospice for a full day.
Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents recently held its fourth annual fundraiser in aid of local charities. The firm, which operates from offices throughout the North East, has now donated £7,000 of the total to the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle .
In total Bradley Hall has raised over £19,000 for the hospice, which has gone towards providing specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and their families, supporting nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and counsellors, food costs, activities and general running costs for the building.
Neil Hart, Group Managing Director at Bradley Hall, said: “We are very proud to support the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle, an outstanding organisation which provides much needed care for those who need it most.
“We would like to thank everyone who attended and donated to the cause at our fundraising afternoon. The generosity of our guests will fund a full day of care for dozens of people. Each year the event gets bigger and better and we are delighted to continue to grow our fundraising total thanks to the support.
“As a North East business, we are passionate about supporting our communities and local causes. We firmly believe that part of our responsibility as a regional organisation is to ensure that local people are given opportunities regardless of their circumstances.”
The Newcastle hospice cares for and supports around 1,000 people with a terminal illness, and their families, a year. Donations and fundraising help to fund 24-hour care for those staying at the hospice, as well as around 20 visitors a day who attend clinics and support sessions.
As well as receiving regular medical care, daily routines for patients include freshly cooked meals, visits to the garden café, specialist exercise sessions, arts and crafts, time with their families and loved ones and counselling.
Adam Serfontein, Managing Director of The Hanro Group and Chairman of the Development Board for Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle, said: “The Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle is an incredibly important organisation which provides quality support to people who have a terminal illness. The services which Marie Curie offer are not readily available everywhere and rely on the public’s generosity, which is why it is crucial that businesses and communities in the region support this charity.
“Bradley Hall once again hosted a great fundraising event, the proceeds of which will make a positive impact to people who require the support of Marie Curie.”
Marie Curie has been assisting people in the region for over 50 years, working closely with GP practices, local hospitals and other healthcare organisations to provide specialist medical end of life care. Most recently the healthcare watchdog The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found the Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle outstanding for being effective, caring and well led.
For more information please visit mariecurie.org.uk