Handelsbanken raises £5,629.50 for Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare is thrilled to announce that the Handelsbanken team which introduced their unique local relationship banking approach to customers in Chesterfield in November 2012 have raised £5,629.50 for Ashgate Hospicecare thanks to staff completing different fundraising challenges throughout the year.

Handelsbanken Chesterfield, based on Spire Walk and with firm roots in the local community, managed to raise this amazing amount through a series of different challenges including 5 consecutive rounds of golf, running the London Marathon and taking part in the Hospice’s biggest fundraising event – the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk.

Thanks to the passion and commitment shown by the Chesterfield Branch, more patients and families can receive vital hospice care when they need it the most.

Phil Walker, Branch Manager at Handelsbanken Chesterfield, said: “We have really enjoyed being able to fundraise for such an amazing charity like Ashgate Hospicecare.

“Everyone in the team has been involved and it has been overwhelming to see how much support we have had from our friends, colleagues and customers. We would encourage all businesses to support the Hospice as it’s been such a great experience for us and really rewarding to know that the money we have raised will help Hospice nurses be there for patients and their families.”

Without support from businesses like Handelsbanken, the Hospice would not be able to care and support thousands of patients and their families each year. Ali Ward-Foster, Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “The team at Handelsbanken have worked so hard supporting the Hospice, and they have the blisters to prove it!

“They have each risen to the challenge and it has certainly paid off. The money they have raised will enable our Hospice Nurses to be there for patients in our community who need them the most. Hospice Nurse visits to patients in their own home are often the reason a patient can stay at home. On behalf of everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare, thank you so much!”

If you or your company would like to find out more about Ashgate Hospicecare and how your support could make a difference to the lives of local people, please get in touch with Ali Ward-Foster. Just call 01246 568801 or email alison.ward-foster@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk.

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