West Community Affairs

November 18, 2013

West’s St. Austell Associates Raise More than £4000 for Hospice

Employees in West’s St. Austell, Cornwall, location raised more than £4152.81 for local charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).  The charity is dedicated to providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families from southwest England.

West employees took part in a sponsored cycling event on exercise bikes at Kingsley Village. Employees could choose to do a 15- or 30-minute cycle ride, which raised funds for CHSW’s Little Harbour.  A sanctuary for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, Little Harbour has been open for over a year and offers a home-away-from-home environment while also giving 24-hour care and support to families. The children’s hospice is a place where families can relax and enjoy precious time with each other.

Lee Burford, West employee and participant in the cycling event said, “Everyone involved, from the organizers to the participants gave 100 percent effort and commitment, which was reflected in the generous donations and sponsorships from friends, family and public donations. It was a great event to be involved with and a pleasure to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

West Corwall has supported Children’s Hospice South West since the start of their Precious Lives Appeal to raise money for the creation of CHSW’s third hospice, Little Harbour in St Austell.

Bernadette Chambers, Corporate Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West said, “The amount of money raised by all the participants from West is incredible. Everyone at Little Harbour is so grateful for all donations that were made for the cycling event.”

To learn more about Little Harbour or Children’s Hospice South West, visit www.chsw.org.uk.

West without Borders is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders®, which is a registered service mark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.