Newark based company donates eco-friendly car to Chesterfield hospice

Blue Castle Group, a waste and utilities consultancy in Newark, have donated an eco-friendly car to Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

The new car, a plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, will be used by the Hospice to transport vital equipment to patients across North Derbyshire. It has already proved an essential addition to the team, in that it was able to transport Hospice at Home staff to and from patients homes ensuring they were cared for during the snowy weather.

Chesterfield-born David Brighton is the Commercial Director at Blue Castle Group in Newark. David said, “My gran comes into the Day Hospice at Ashgate Hospicecare once a week, providing much needed respite for my mum, her main carer. The Hospice are absolutely brilliant and I know how much my mum appreciates all the work they do, so I knew I had to get Blue Castle involved.”

As well as donating the eco-friendly car which saves the Hospice £550 per month, Blue Castle Group will be working with the Hospice to help reduce their waste costs. The company will be also be getting involved in charity cycling events, dress down days and quizzes to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare. They hope to raise £10,000 in 2018 so that more people like David’s gran can receive hospice care when they need it.

Charlotte Gratton, Partnership Executive at Ashgate Hospicecare, said, “Thank you so much to the Blue Castle Group for their unbelievable generosity. This is a great example of how a company can save us money, which is just as valuable as donating money to the Hospice. It’s great to have a new corporate supporter on board supporting the Hospice and we’re looking forward to working closely with the Blue Castle Group in the future”.

If you or your company would like to find out more about how you can support the Hospice, please get in touch with Charlotte Gratton, Partnerships Executive at Ashgate Hospicecare on 01246 568801 or charlotte.gratton@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk. Your support enables people with a life-limiting illness to receive specialised hospice care and ensures that their families are supported.

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