Thousands raised for Worcestershire hospice at Workforce sponsored lunch
Businesses have raised thousands of pounds for a Worcestershire hospice at a lunch sponsored by Workforce Recruitment and Training.
The event raised a total of £3,000 for Primrose Hospice – with the recruitment firm donating £1,000.
Amongst the 120 guests at Grafton Manor was Bromsgrove MP and Secretary of State for Communities, Sajid Javid, who took questions on a variety of business topics in a session chaired by BBC presenter, Joanne Malin.
Joe Alekna, managing director of Workforce, also declared the firm was planning to give further support to the hospice over the coming months.
He said, “This is a new partnership between Workforce and Primrose Hospice, which provides essential care to people and their families at what is a very difficult time. We are planning to hold more events to help raise as much money as possible for a great local charity.”
Kate Kelly, corporate fundraising manager at Primrose Hospice, added, “The Business Lunch was a fantastic event which has given us a much-needed fundraising boost. We are very grateful to Workforce for their support. Everyone who attended donated so generously.”
Primrose Hospice needs £1.75m every year to keep running all its services, but gets less than a fifth of its funding from the NHS. The charity relies heavily on voluntary donations. It offers a day hospice, home service and family support.
MP and Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid with Joe Alekna and Joanne Malin