Sepura staff raise over £4,000 for UK hospice charity

Sepura staff have raised over £4,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, bringing the charity closer to its £100,000 target for its Hospice at Home service.

The company chose to support Arthur Rank for a six-month period in memory of David Armitstead, a colleague who died in the care of the hospice early in 2019. Sepura staff held various fundraising activities, including treasure quests, gin tasting and karting.

Joe McHugh, HR Director at Sepura said, “Supporting Arthur Rank has allowed our colleagues to get behind a great cause, in memory of our colleague David, while having fun and building relationships across the business. We are lucky at Sepura to have an active social programme allowing all our colleagues to play a part in supporting our chosen charity. This is a huge part of what makes Sepura such a positive working environment, encouraging co-operation and productivity across the business.”

Arthur Rank’s Hospice at Home service enables patients to die peacefully and with dignity in their own home. Due to limited funding, each night the team is unable to provide care to one in three people referred to them. The hospice launched a ‘Help Us Be There’ appeal in May 2019 in the hope of raising £100,000 to deliver the 200 additional nights of care it cannot currently provide. Sepura’s donation takes the current fundraising total to above £90,000.

Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising and Communications at ARHC was keen to thank everyone at Sepura for their efforts. She said, “We could not be more appreciative of the efforts of the team at Sepura. The support from companies across the region is vital to funding our care provision and it is touching to see the lengths that people will go to supporting the charity. Thank you to everyone at Sepura for your efforts.”

Find out more about the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity here.

Sepura staff took part in challenges such as karting and fundraising events such as their Summer Party (below) to help raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice.