Petty Real: We Pledge £10,000 for Pendleside Hospice by the end of 2020
Petty Real have proven that times of national crisis can bring out the best in Human nature, as they promise to embark on a fundraising campaign designed to raise £10,000 for Pendleside Hospice by the end of 2020
Pendleside Hospice exists to promote and enhance the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. The good work carried out by Pendleside Hospice is far broader in scope than most people are aware. For instance, they provide counselling services and therapy for the bereaved, including children, there’s spiritual guidance, and a host of complementary treatments like therapeutic massage and reflexology.
Funding a hospice is an enormous challenge, especially one providing such an excellent service to the community as Pendleside. The Hospice receives support from the Clinical Commissioning Group, but that only accounts for 22% of the running costs, the rest comes from the hospice’s charity shops, legacies, and from the selfless work of fundraisers in our community.
For an organisation like Pendleside, funding is a constant concern so building partnerships with local firms like Petty Real is integral to maintaining the high levels of care.
Ian Bythell, Director at Petty Real, commented:
“We’ve been supporting Pendleside Hospice for years but at this time of national crisis it seems even more important to support brilliant organisations like this. We wanted to make a really big impact to show them how much we appreciate the work they do. That’s why we’re making a donation to the Hospice for every property we sell this year, residential and commercial. The aim is to reach and exceed £10,000 by Christmas”
Petty Real has done lots of good work for Pendleside Hospice in the past. In 2018 they took part in the Great North run raising nearly £4000 but this year the mission is to more than double that figure.
The impact of the donation means that the Hospice can spend more time caring for people and less time caring for finances.
“Pendleside makes such a positive impact on people’s lives and relationships” explains Lisa Pearson, head of income generation, “husbands, wives, sons and daughters who are also carers have so much to worry about, the Hospice gives them back the opportunity to enjoy their relationship, and companies like Petty Real make it possible for us to do that and to help over 1500 individuals a year”.