Our Corporate Partners West Country Windows West Country Windows chose to support St. Margaret’s Hospice in 2018. The family business kindly donated £11,000 to help fund a variety of initiatives throughout the year. They were also a headline sponsor for our award-winning event, The Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 20 May 2018. In 2019 they are proudly sponsoring our branded work wear including high visibility vests for volunteers working at all of our events and fundraising activities. Tim Earle, Director of West Country Windows, said “We are delighted to be able to support St Margaret’s. All of us, at some point in our lives, will know someone with a life-limiting illness. Whether they be friends or loved ones, all will need care and support. The skill, dedication and compassion of St Margaret’s staff is a shining example of this.“ Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution have proudly supported our hospice for a number of years: Headline sponsorship of Festive Fun Run 2017 Sponsorship of ‘Your Hospice Newsletter’ Headline sponsorship of Treborough Up Down & Dirty WPD Apprentices Volunteering Project: St Margaret's Hospice | Wonderful WPD volunteers make a massive impact Gifts in Kind/auction prizes for Glitter Ball (hamper) & Great Somerset Ball (tablet) Headline sponsorship Glitter Run Remix 2019 Western Power Distribution play a crucial role in the local community, delivering electricity to homes and businesses across its network area. Western Power Distribution operate and maintain the network of poles, overhead lines, underground cables and substations. From time to time, power cuts can happen for reasons beyond anyone’s control. This can be particularly worrying if you rely on electricity for medical equipment or if you are elderly, very ill or disabled. Gibbins Richards Gibbins Richards kindly sponsored our 2016 and 2017 Bubble Rush and The Glitter Run at Taunton Racecourse on Saturday 16 June 2018. In 2019 they are proudly sponsoring our Taunton Hospice Fete. Mark Gibbins, Director of Gibbins Richards, said “We chose St. Margaret’s Hospice as our Charity of the Year and sponsored the Bubble Rush in 2016 and 2017 and The Glitter Run in 2018. St. Margaret's Hospice is a charity that is geographically relevant to all three of our offices, and is a highly respected Somerset charity with strong name awareness that all three directors hold in very high regard. "Obviously the principal objective in supporting St. Margaret's is the desire, as local business owners, to ‘give something back’. Our business is only sustainable due to our local economy and population and it is all too easy to conduct business, bank the money, and to then forget that we are all part of our local community. As such, we all have a responsibility to take care of one another in some way. St. Margaret’s Hospice is therefore a wholly appropriate and worthy cause for us to support. "From a staff perspective, having the opportunity to involve staff in fundraising has proven to be highly beneficial in terms of being able to take them away from the daily work routine as well as for team building. Bubble Rush proved to be a fantastic event for staff; they all had a great time, mixed with colleagues from other offices and allowed us, as owners, to offer genuine praise for their willingness to give up their spare time on a Sunday.” Zeralynx Print Red Berry Recruitment Ltd Red Berry Recruitment kindly sponsored our gold Glitter Station at our Glitter Run Wincanton event on 20 May 2018. Clarks International Clarks International kindly sponsored a Glitter Station at our Glitter Run Taunton event on 16 June 2018. Maitland Walker Solicitors Maitland Walker Solicitors kindly sponsored a Glitter Station at our Glitter Run Taunton event on 16 June 2018. In 2019 they have kindly selected us as their Charity of the Year for a two-year partnership. Support includes sponsoring an obstacle at the Treborough Hills Up Down & Dirty muddy event in 2018, sponsoring a Bubble Station at the Taunton Glitter Run Remix event in 2019, plus other fundraising initiatives. Amicus Law Solicitors Amicus Law Solicitors kindly sponsored a Glitter Station at our Glitter Run Taunton event on 16 June 2018. In 2019, they are proudly sponsoring our Yeovil Hospice Fete and a Glitter Station at The Glitter Run Remix - Taunton. The Bicycle Chain The Bicycle Chain are kind sponsors of St. Margaret's Great Somerset Cycle event. Paul Kenchington, owner of The Bicycle Chain, said "As a local family-run cycle business, our aim is to support and grow cycling in Somerset no matter what level of riding, from a child's first bike to professional athletes. "The role of St. Margaret's Hospice in our community is one we are very proud to support. The work St. Margaret's carry out helps so many local families and we are very fortunate to have this facility on our doorsteps. "Cycling through the beautiful Somerset countryside, supporting a great cause and riding with other like-minded cyclists will all add up to a truly memorable day." Barclays Mark Hexton, Taunton Hub Leader, said "The whole story behind St. Margaret's Hospice and the way they provide care is so inspiring. We are excited about the opportunities of working with St. Margaret’s Hospice as our chosen charity for 2017. There are a number of initiatives that we will be able to support going forward, and we look forward to engaging all of our branches around future events." Spillers Rob Durie, Sales Director, said ”We really had a great day at the Colour Run, especially as we were able to use paint which matched our company brand! There was a great deal of competitive paint throwing and the staff had great fun. Our banner flags could be seen from a long way off so it was also a good awareness opportunity. The company nominated St. Margaret's Hospice as its chosen charity in memory of their founder Andrew Durie, who passed away in January 2015." Wyke Farms Christie Davis-Weaver, Sales and Marketing, said "Supporting the Colour Run event was a no-brainer for us. Promoting local produce to local people, in a style that fits our company ethics." Swinton Insurance Cara Rose, Branch Manager, said "We chose to support St. Margaret’s Hospice as our Swinton Insurance Charity Partner for 2017, and sponsor their volunteer workwear because of the charity's strong links to our local communities, where our involvement can extend outside of the branches and into local events and initiatives." Stokes Partners LLP Brendan Pang, Managing Partner at Stokes Partners LLP, “St. Margaret’s Hospice is at the heart of the community and having selected them as our Charity of the Year for 2016, it is a cause that we really want to get behind. “St. Margaret’s reflects our own ethics of dedication, care and support and we look forward to getting involved in their campaigns and fun events such as the Colour Run.” A-Plan Insurance Scott Allen, Branch Manager at A-Plan Yeovil, said "Thousands of people already appreciate the fantastic work that the team at St. Margaret's do and if we can help raise more awareness and get more people involved then that's great. A-Plan Insurance in Yeovil is delighted to support St. Margaret's Hospice and I hope that our fete sponsorship and donations go a little way to making a big difference." Hunt's Foodservice Richard Hunt, Managing Director of Hunt's Foodservice, said "Hunt's have been supporting local charities for generations however this year we have focused on supporting St. Margaret's Hospice. It's a brilliant local charity which is at the heart of our community. They have helped many of our staff and I am excited to partner with them and help raise funds for their work." Queenswood Natural Foods Nicki Stribley, Sales Director of Queenswood Natural Foods, said "We are very proud to be supporting St. Margaret's Hospice. It's a charity which supports the local community and focuses on quality of life for both individuals and their whole families. It's inspiring to see the difference St. Margaret's Hospice makes and we hope we can help make a difference." Albert Goodman Accountants Throughout their 150 year history Albert Goodman have supported the communities in which they do business. 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