Posted by Laura Parsons on February 8th, 2017.
At TorFX we’re proud to support both local and national charities.
One aspect of our fundraising activities is our sponsored dress down Fridays, where staff make a donation and get a day off from being suited and booted. Every month we raise money for a different staff-nominated charity, and in January we were working with Cornwall Hospice Care.
Cornwall Hospice Care provides invaluable specialist support for those living with life limiting illnesses. As well as providing 16 intensive care beds in its two hospices (St Julia’s in Hayle and Mount Edgcumbe in St Austell), Cornwall Hospice Care also manages a 24/7 advice line offering guidance to other healthcare professionals.
Consultants from Cornwall Hospice Care help run a weekly pain clinic at Treliske hospital and form part of a multi-disciplinary team working alongside community nurses and carers in care homes.
The charity has a special significance for several of our employees and over the course of the month they raised £375 through weekly dress down donations.
On receiving our donation, Cornwall Hospice Care said; ‘Your support will help us continue our work caring for our Cornish community and for those patients and families who need us in extremely difficult times. We are also planning trials of clinics that will be easily accessible in people’s communities as an additional service to the in-patient beds we already provide, so again the money raised will help fund this development too. Thank you.’
Cornwall Hospice Care receives a limited amount of government funding, which means it needs to raise an incredible £7.25 million every year in order to continue its amazing work.
Every donation, whether big or small, is greatly appreciated by the charity. If you’d like to find out more about the work they do or how you can help with fundraising, please check out the Cornwall Hospice Care website.
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