Firm’s iPad auction yields windfall for hospice charity
A handy £251 has been raised for the Pilgrims Hospices from the selling of second-hand iPads.
The tablets were provided by Boon Edam, an Ashford-based company that designs entrances for offices, universities, healthcare facilities, airports and many other buildings. The firm auctioned the iPads to its staff.
Ben Lane-Bailey, IT support administrator for the company, said: “We regularly have to update the technology we use.
“Some iPads were going to be redundant to our needs. I came up with the idea of auctioning these off to members of staff for charity.”
Ben, along with marketing coordinator Natasha Freeman, visited the Hythe Road hospice to present the cheque to Pilgrims fundraising manager Victoria Lawrence last week.
She said: “We are so grateful for this donation. Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise £11 million to run our hospice services across east Kent this year so we can continue providing much-needed care for local people and their families.
“This is only possible with the ongoing generosity of local companies like Boon Edam and the individuals who live and work in the communities we serve.
“Our huge thanks to all those who supported us through this ingenious upcycling scheme.”
Ben added: “We are delighted to be able to support Pilgrims Hospices. Not only is it an important local charity, but it is one that has given much support to staff members at a personal level.”
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Ben Lane-Bailey from Boon Edam with Pilgrims Hospices fundraising manager Victoria Lawrence