Date: Thursday 15 February 2018
We have gifted Berkhamsted based charity, The Hospice of St Francis, a cheque for £27,300 after choosing them as our charity of the year for 2017.
This is the highest donation the hospice has ever received from a charity of the year partnership and the funds will go towards converting and transforming its Spring Centre into a space to deliver essential rehabilitation for patients in a comfortable environment. Throughout 2017 we held a golf day, an easter raffle, a poker night and a number of dress down days to raise money for the hospice.
The Hospice of St Francis provides free, expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in West Hertfordshire and South Buckinghamshire. It also supports their families, carers and those close to them as Kate Phipps-Wiltshire, CEO at The Hospice of St Francis confirms: “For those who use our services, the care we provide is invaluable and our services help entire families during what is a very difficult time. To be chosen as Taylor Wimpey North Thames’ charity for 2017 was absolutely amazing news. Their donation will make a huge difference and will help us to continue and further our work going forward into 2018.”
Peter Gurr, Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “At Taylor Wimpey North Thames we are committed to supporting charities local to the areas in which we are building. In 2017 we selected The Hospice of St Francis as the charity to benefit from our support. We all know the Hospice does fantastic work locally, helping people at home, at the charity’s health and wellbeing Spring Centre and at the Hospice itself, to improve and maintain their quality of life. As a result of our fundraising we were delighted to be able to present the charity with a cheque and hope that our donation will help to maintain the amazing services the Hospice offers.”