As a company, we take seriously our ability to support the community we are a part of. This not only includes recruiting from the local community but also supporting organisations and charities.
Most recently, the whole company got involved with Alice House Hospice’s Purple Week.
Alice House Hospice, exists to ensure people affected by a life limiting illness or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need.
It is the only adult hospice in the Hartlepool, Tees Valley and East Durham area of the UK and its unique range of services make a vital difference to the lives of thousands of families each year.
From the 16th – 22nd October the hospice ran its Purple Week where they encouraged everyone to go purple – which of course we did!
For us, this involved running a purple themed coffee morning, as well as hosting a purple quiz and a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’.
The quiz consisted of 20 purple themed questions – and it was great to see people having a go, with Toolmaker, Craig Tate being crowned overall winner.
And if you were wondering, the sweet jar held 571 sweets. The lowest guess was 202 and the highest guess was 1,167 – so a real range of guesses. Our managing director, Philip Astley was the winner with his guess of 602 – just 31 away.
And even our roofing contractor, Alyn, who was onsite during the event got involved and won the feature cake and was absolutely delighted.
The money we raised from the cake sale and activities were totalled and matched by the company taking the total to £739.
We’d like to share our sincerest of thanks to all who took part and to all who contributed with bakes and cakes. In particular to Jo Lloyd, Sue Walton, Tiegan Cranney, Julia Ansbro, Laura Johnson and Rob Jinks for committing time and energy to making the total raised as great as it is.
Rob, Laura and Tiegan took the money raised to Alice House Hospice, where it was well received.
If you would like to know more about the work of Alice House Hospice and see its other fundraising activities you can here: www.alicehousehospice.co.uk