We were delighted to receive a very generous donation of £10,000 by Northern Bear, a group of specialist building services companies.
Northern Bear provide roofing, materials handling and other specialist services to the public sector and construction industry throughout the north east.
We were adopted by Northern Bear as their local ‘charity of choice’ and they company have been organising a series of fundraising events in aid of the Hospice.
The first fundraiser was a raffle, which boasted a top prize of a first class trip to London, including travel, accommodation, theatre tickets and spending money.
All 12 Northern Bear subsidiaries worked hard to sell tickets, allowing their executive chairman Steven Roberts and group operations director, Keith Soulsby to present a cheque to our Fundraiser Danielle Callender for a massive £10,000!
Danielle invited key staff from Northern Bear for a tour of the Hospice, so they could see first-hand how their support will make a difference. She said:
“It was great to be able to show the team from Northern Bear into the Hospice and thank them in person for their wonderful support. We were delighted to receive a cheque for such a large donation and it will really help us to provide care to local people, when they need it most.
Northern Bear also tell us that they have plans to continue their support of our services this year, and we can’t wait to hear what they have planned.
Thank you to everyone involved in this fantastic donation – we look forward to working with Northern Bear in 2017!