Pickering & Butters are once again sponsoring Katharine House Hospice’s Care not Cards Appeal this Christmas.
Earlier this week Amy Bedford, Carly Colclough, Donna Nicholls and Katie Russell visited the hospice to help launch the 2015 appeal. Following their visit Katharine House Hospice issued the following press release:-
Give Care not Cards this Christmas with Katharine House Hospice
Katharine House Hospice has today launched its Christmas “Give Care Not Cards” appeal to businesses and the local community.
The appeal enables employees and community groups to leave Christmas greetings on a festive poster and make a small donation rather than sending individual Christmas cards. The poster saves on the cost and wastage of Christmas cards for colleagues – whilst helping this vital local charity.
The appeal is once again very kindly sponsored by Pickering and Butters Solicitors who have a long history of supporting Katharine House Hospice - their sponsorship protects the profits of the appeal – ensuring the Hospice receives the maximum level of support.
Community Fundraiser, Emma Whitehurst says : “As much as we all love to receive Christmas greetings from our friends and colleagues at work, the cards we receive more often than not end up getting thrown away after the festivities are over. And as we all become more aware of the impact of waste on the environment it seems that this appeal helps two causes in one. It helps the environment and helps to raise funds for our patients”
“After all, there is no greater gift than helping a vital charity like Katharine House Hospice. A card is just for Christmas but the benefits from supporting people in your community will continue long after the seasonal celebrations have come to an end!”
Amy Bedford from Pickering and Butters said “we are delighted to be involved with this appeal. It really proves how local businesses and employees can make a great difference to this vital local charity in a very simple way”
Katharine House Hospice provides free care and support for adults and their families across Mid-Staffordshire coping with a progressive illness. It relies upon the generosity of the local community to help generate 75% of funds needed to run its range of vital services.
Pictured are: Carly Colclough, Katie Russell, Donna Nicholls and Amy Bedford