A Milton Keynes company’s staff have worked their socks off on events to help Willen Hospice.
Energy management provider IMServ, in Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, presented its nominated charity for last year with a cheque for a whopping £8,826.
The firm’s workforce have involved themselves in nine events, including running the MK Marathon, undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge and doing the Midnight Moo. Some events involved the whole company, whilst others were individual staff undertaking their own challenges in their spare time.
Steve Brown, managing director at IMServ, said: “The staff have really got behind Willen Hospice, with the charity receiving a unanimous vote when we were deciding which local good cause to support in 2012. This support has now been extended for a further two years. There were lots of fundraising initiatives and staff have also supported the Hospice by donating toys, books, shoes and clothing.”
IMServ has also given staff ‘time out’ to help out at the charity’s distribution centre, sorting clothes and generally understanding more about the hospice.
Willen Hospice relies heavily on the generosity and support of businesses and the local community to continue to care for local people.
Elaine Johnson, Willen’s events and community fundraiser, said: “Fundraising is vital to the survival of Willen Hospice and each year we have to raise more than £3 million in order to continue the provision of our specialist care. We are very grateful for the tremendous fundraising efforts of IMServ and delighted with the generous cheque they gave us. We really do appreciate the hard work and committment of all the staff at IMServ who have spent 12 months undertaking a range of fundraising activies.”
The company also supports the local air ambulance, Red Nose Day, Children in Need and the local Food Bank.