Carillion has today launched a new charity partnership with Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care.
Hospice UK champions and supports the work of more than 200 hospices across the UK so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and support their families and carers.
Over the next two years, Carillion will be supporting hospices all over the UK. Carillion project and office locations will be teaming up with the hospice most local to them to hold fundraising events as well as volunteering and skills match activities.
For Carillion’s head office in Wolverhampton, this means working with nearby Compton Hospice, who today joined in with a ‘Going Yellow’ event at Carillion’s Salop Street office to launch the partnership.
To kick start the partnership, Carillion has donated £20,000 to Hospice UK which is already being put to good use. The money is being used to fund an ‘Influencing Locally’ toolkit produced by Hospice UK to help hospices identify and build relationships locally, raise awareness and influence key statutory bodies and decision makers in their community to make sure hospice care is on their agenda. This is essential for service delivery and funding.
“Hospices across the UK provide a vital service to their local communities and have touched the lives of many people at Carillion whose family members, friends and colleagues have needed their care and support.
“Carillion has a long history of working with charities and I’m sure that this will be a really successful partnership which will help hospices to continue to provide their essential care.”
Commenting on the launch of Carillion and Hospice UK’s new partnership, Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive at Hospice UK, said: “Working with Carillion is an amazing opportunity and one that we could not be more grateful for, or more excited about launching.
“Hospices deliver a wide range of care and support to people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, and their families. This can be delivered at in-patient units but hospices also take their expertise into people’s homes and local communities. Through fundraising, volunteering and skill-sharing this partnership will mean so much to hospice care and the families that hospices support during difficult times.”