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Moustache Grow raises nearly 4K
LOCAL MEN have raised nearly £4000 for people living with life limiting illnesses by not shaving for whole month.
During April this year 45 men in the Hartlepool and east Durham area grew moustaches as part of Hartlepool and District Hospice’s sponsored Moustachtic Month.
Sponsorship monies have now been collected and total £3810.86 which will go towards patient care costs at the Hartlepool based charity.
Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of Hartlepool and District Hospice said “This was a really simple and fun event for our male supporters to get involved in and we are very pleased with the total amount raised.
"As a first time event it was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who took part and everyone who contributed to this total by sponsoring people.”
Moustachtic Month was introduced at Hartlepool and District Hospice this year as a new and fun way for male supporters to get involved in fundraising events with a target of £2000 to raise.
Tracy added “It’s fantastic that we were able to exceed our target in the first year and we hope supporters will join us again in future events. All sponsorship money is now being spent on providing our inpatient, outpatient and bereavement support services for local people when and where they need it most.”
It costs £2.8million a year to provide the current level of specialist palliative care services at Hartlepool and District Hospice with only twenty percent of that coming from the NHS.
Prizes, donated by Lewis Barbers on Stockton Road, were awarded to participants John Jobson and Michael Casey for the most creative moustache.
HEEREMA JOIN HOSPICE GUILD OF PATRONS
A CHARITY-BUSINESS partnership has received a welcome boost as a new company has signed up to support their vital services.
Heerema Hartlepool Ltd have become the twenty second business to join Hartlepool and District Hospice’s Guild of Patrons which is funding current patient care services at the palliative care charity.
Sandra Groom, Human Resources Manager at Heerema said "Heerema Hartlepool Ltd are delighted to be able to support Hartlepool and District Hospice. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme we try as much as possible to support our local community and becoming part of the Guild of Patrons allows us to do that, the Hospice is without doubt a very worthy cause."
The Guild of Patrons was set up in 2006 as an innovative way to support the Hospice’s Strategic Development Plan securing hospice services for future generations.
Due to the current economic climate and a drop in donations at Hartlepool and District Hospice, funds from this partnership are now being directed towards current patient care services supporting people who are accessing their vital care and support now.
Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of Hartlepool and District Hospice said “We are very pleased to welcome Heerema as a member of our Guild of Patrons. Their commitment to the community in which they operate will make a vital difference not only to those accessing our vital care and support now but also in years to come. We look forward to working closely with Heerema long into the future.”
Heerma join current members British Energy, Caterpillar, Darlington Building Society, Dean Group plc, Deepdale Solutions, Easy Skips (NE) Ltd, Ed Murray and Sons, F. Peart & Co Ltd, Hartlepool College of Further Education, Hartlepool Mail and Peterlee Mail, Haven Home Care, Housing Hartlepool, J&B Recycling, Mason & Gerald Martin Funeral Services, Mowden Park Estates Co Ltd, Radio Hartlepool, Respondez, TMD Friction, TRW O.S.S.E., Walkers Snack Foods and Wynyard Park Ltd.
Each Patron pledges their commitment to the Hospice by donating £5,000 a year for at least three years towards the costs involved in patient care services at the charity.
For any further information about the Guild of Patrons, please contact Carol Sennett, at Hartlepool and District Hospice, on (01429) 855552.