PPF to raise 65,000 for Keech Hospice Care
The money will be raised through challenges that the PPF team will set themselves together with corporate donations from PPF Plc which has underwritten the commitment. Challenges are still being finalised but will likely include keep fit days, cycle rides and mountain climbing.
The first tranche of funding will be used to refurbish the & lsquo;Meadow Bereavement Suite’. The bereavement suite is a very special place where children are laid to rest. It enables families to be together one last time in a comfortable and homely setting before their child’s funeral.
Keech Hospice Care provides both residential and community based care for children in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as adults living in Bedfordshire.
Commenting on the funding PPF managing director Andrew Waldron, said, “As a business we see ourselves as a part of the communities that host us and whenever possible we try to add something back into those communities. Keech Hospice Care is one of the most important charitable bodies close to our Head Office and a very worthy body to support.
"They provide support for families with terminally ill children. For most of us the issues Keech staff face on a daily basis are just too painful to even consider. I think there is a general assumption that there is adequate care provided by existing public bodies but unfortunately this is simply not the case.
"Our team visited the Hospice and were instantly struck by the caring professionalism of the team. The cost of providing that care is expected to be just over £5 million this year. However, the hospice only receives around a quarter of its income from statutory sources, leaving the remaining 75% to be raised independently.
"It was not a difficult decision for us to decide to do something to help fund this shortfall and we hope that others will do all they can to help this marvelous organisation.”