Staff go ex­tra mile to raise £5k for cause

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A HEALTH­CARE com­mu­ni­ca­tions agency has do­nated more than £5,000 to East Cheshire Hospice over the last year as part of its on­go­ing sup­port for the char­ity.

Ash­field Health­care Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, based at Vic­to­ria Mill in Mac­cles­field and Tyther­ing­ton Busi­ness Park, has held a va­ri­ety of fundrais­ing events, in­clud­ing raf­fles, cake sales, Easter egg trea­sure hunts and an in­ter-of­fice foot­ball tour­na­ment.

The agency, which man­ages com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­grammes for the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and health­care in­dus­try, has been lo­cated in Mac­cles­field for more than 30 years.

It em­ploys more than 800 staff world­wide, with half its as­so­ci­ates based in the UK, most of them in Mac­cles­field.

Viv Ad­shead, CEO of Ash­field Health­care Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, said: “While we’re a global or­gan­i­sa­tion, we have strong roots in the Mac­cles­field area and are pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing char­i­ties and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence at a lo­cal level.

“We’re de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the vi­tal ser­vices pro­vided by East Cheshire Hospice.

“We see how im­por­tant it is to so many peo­ple and how it touches the lives of our own em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies.” This is an ex­cit­ing year for us as we fo­cus on fur­ther growth and ex­pan­sion, though we’re also look­ing for­ward to com­bin­ing our hard work with a cal­en­dar of events and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity that will al­low us to con­tinue our fi­nan­cial sup­port to the hospice.”

Rox­ana Pir­lea, cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships man­ager for East Cheshire Hospice, said: “We’d like to thank Ash­field Health­care Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for its gen­er­ous on­go­ing sup­port. As a com­mu­ni­ty­funded char­ity, we rely on the sup­port of ded­i­cated fundrais­ers to main­tain ex­cep­tional lev­els of care and sup­port for patients and fam­i­lies deal­ing with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses.

“We re­ceive less than 20 per cent fund­ing from govern­ment, which means we must raise £7,500 each and ev­ery day.”

●● Piers French, He­len Davies, Zoetic Sci­ence and He­len Hey of Ash­field Health­care Com­mu­ni­ca­tions with hospice staff Clare Preston, Liza Brad­bury and Pam Web­ster

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