Bluebird Care Wakefield & Kirklees, a home care provider, have sponsored the Prince of Wales Hospice since 2014. This year they celebrated their long-standing partnership.
The hospice provides 24-hour specialist care, seven days a week, to adults living with life-limiting illnesses free of charge.
The hospice costs £3 million annually to operate a 75% chunk of the organisation’s finances come through essential fundraising.
Bluebird Care collaborates with the Prince of Wales Hospice as part of their Club Business Membership scheme. The scheme is available to local businesses to connect, network and work together, all while supporting the charity.
To celebrate their longstanding relationship with the Prince of Wales Hospice, Bluebird Care Wakefield & Kirklees spent a July Saturday hosting a tombola event at, shopping outlet, Junction 32. The tombola prizes were all donated, and the day raised £300 for the Hospice.
Another layer of the organisations supporting each other’s includes Bluebird Care Wakefield & Kirklees volunteering. They led dementia education sessions on behalf of the Prince of Wales Hospice, as well as hosting craft stalls at Pontefract market, packed bags at supermarkets, sponsored their annual ball and fielded a team at the ‘It’s a Knockout’ charity games.
‘A real privilege’
Narinder Gill, Director for Bluebird Care Wakefield and Kirklees, said: “It has been a real privilege to have had a longstanding relationship with the Prince of Wales Hospice. We have raised nearly £7,000 for them over the duration of our sponsorship, and don’t intend to stop.
“It’s a remarkable cause. Caring for end-of-life patients is a difficult challenge and isn’t made easier by having to self-fund-raise each year. We’re absolutely delighted that we contribute to the efforts of the Hospice.”