An exclusive new corporate initiative has seen businesses across North Yorkshire come together to mark the 25th anniversary of Herriot Hospice Homecare.
The 1992 Club is a select group of local and regional companies committed to supporting the charity’s future vision through a contribution of £1,992 in recognition of the date Herriot Hospice Homecare was founded.
The valuable investment made by 1992 Club Members will drive forward Herriot’s ambitious new strategy, which aims to reach more people with more services. In return businesses enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate their company’s values, raise their profile locally and align their brand with a hospice care charity at the heart of the community.
The charity’s three year strategy, which began in January with the reintroduction of Herriot Hospice Homecare’s end of life care service, includes plans to boost volunteer-led services such as shopping, housekeeping and gardening support, and grow the level of bereavement support available to the community.
Four local businesses – High Bank Day Nursery in Stapleton, Paddock Farm & Gardens, Croft, Sam Turner & Sons in Northallerton, and Yorkshire-based Provenance Inns – are the first to pledge their support as part of the club, and the charity is urging more companies to follow suit.
High Bank Day Nursery Owner Lesley Thompson said: “Herriot Hospice Homecare is our charity of the year for 2017 so when we heard about the 1992 Club we jumped at the chance to support this fantastic initiative.”
Anita Lee, Commercial Manager of Paddock Farm and Gardens, said: “Having supported Herriot Hospice Homecare for a while, we are pleased to be part of the 1992 Club, which will help to raise vital funds for an amazing local charity.”
Karen Sweeney, Sales Manager at Provenance Inns, said: “We have been delighted to raise money for Herriot Hospice Homecare over the last few years, and are now looking forward to organising more fundraising events to support the charity in its 25th anniversary year.”
Jill Pattison, Store Manager at Sam Turner & Sons in Northallerton, said: “We chose Herriot Hospice Homecare as our first-ever charity of the year in 2016, so it is good to be able to continue this support through the 1992 Club.”
Chief Executive of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Tony Collins, said: “Herriot simply could not provide care and support to local families living with terminal illness and bereavement without the generous support of our community.
“We would like to thank High Bank Day Nursery, Paddock Farm, Sam Turner & Sons and Provenance Inns for the remarkable investment they are making in this milestone year – an investment which will mean more people get the care they need, want and deserve at the end of their lives.
“To recognise the aspirations of our new strategy, we’re looking for 25 businesses to pledge their support in our anniversary year, and we invite local organisations to get in touch to find out more about the benefits of forging a partnership with their local hospice care charity.”
Businesses interested in joining this exciting new initiative should contact the Herriot Hospice Homecare fundraising team on (01609) 777 413 or by emailing the team.
Article Posted 26th July 2017