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- Prospect Hospice receives double donation due to Matched Giving scheme
Swindon branch puts best foot forward to support local charity
The Arthur J. Gallagher team in Swindon has presented a cheque for over £8000 to local charity Prospect Hospice, which provides dedicated end-of-life care services for its surrounding community.
The funds were raised through sponsorship when eight members of the branch of the team participated in the BUPA London 10k run earlier this year — with the final amount doubled thanks to the company’s Employee Matched Giving scheme.
“Training began at the start of the year, with the team keen to shape up in time for the big race,” said Mark Holmes, Branch Director, at Arthur J. Gallagher in Swindon. “We are all great believers in giving something back to our community, so although running 10k was a huge challenge for us all, the training and dedication paid off on the day and we have been able to help the hospice continue its invaluable work serving local people.”
The Prospect Hospice needs around £7million each year to support a community of 300,000 locals, providing end-of-life care for patients and their families at home, in care homes, at the Great Western Hospital and within the hospice, based in Wroughton.
Thanking the team for their efforts, Mela Durston, Challenge Event Fundraiser for Prospect Hospice, commented: “A huge thank you to the eight employees from Arthur J. Gallagher who took part in the 2015 BUPA London 10k event. The fantastic efforts they put towards their training and fundraising meant that the team raised an impressive £8,219.36 towards our services. We would also like to thank Arthur J. Gallagher for its Matched Giving donation and, of course, all those who supported the team with their fundraising.”
Mark concluded: “The team have really enjoyed this fundraising experience and it certainly won’t be the last time we put on our running shoes in support of our local community.”