Although we are currently sat in a national lockdown, there is optimism and the hope of a light at the end of the tunnel. Saying goodbye to 2020 has been welcomed by all and the thoughts of a prosperous new year is on everybody’s mind.
Here at Grosvenor our employees have always been committed to giving a little back and over the past few years we have tried to initiate a range of activities to raise money for charity. Our chosen charity for the last 2 years has been Children’s Hospice South West, and we are delighted to be supporting them for a third consecutive year.
In 2020 our fundraising activities were somewhat limited compared to previous years however, thanks to the commitment of our team, activities included the 2.6 challenge (an activity around the number 2.6 or 26), this involved numerous mini challenges with people completing 262 sit-ups, 26.2 minutes of box fit, running 26k and lots of walking. We held an inter-company quiz, monetary donations have been made when using the corporate golf membership and also instead of sending of Christmas Cards. As it was not possible to hold a staff Christmas lunch the expected cost of this was donated to the charity.
Ben Olson, Grosvenor Managing Director agreed that the company would match any money raised by the team. He commented, “I would like to once again thank our team for all of their fundraising activities in what has been a challenging year for us all. We have been delighted to match the money raised and thrilled to remit £6,305.40 to Children’s Hospice South West. We are once again looking forward to being able to support this fantastic charity in 2021.”
Children’s Hospice South West provide hospice care for children and families who live in the South West from their three hospices across the region; Barnstable, Bristol and St Austell. They provide care for children and young people aged 0 – 21 years with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions which mean that they are not expected to survive into adulthood.
For over 25 years, their care and support has provided a wide range of services for families in the South West including specialist palliative care, respite for the entire family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as they are needed.
For more information please visit www.chsw.org.uk