Dorothy House Hospice receives funding boost from Monahans

By Anita Jaynes on 3 September, 2015

Monahans in Trowbridge has raised over £1,952 for Dorothy House Hospice. The chartered accountants presented the cheque to the charity and saw first-hand the excellent premises and impact the charity has.

The money was raised by the office over the course of a year through a series of fun activities such as quizzes, raffles and book sales, as well as capitalising on the office’s love of chocolate by selling chocolate bars to staff as snacks.

Dorothy House Hospice remains the office’s charity of the year for this year and activities are already underway to make sure that they beat the amount already raised.  The team will be taking part in the Bath Midnight Walk this September, as well as having a bake-off later this year.

Nicola Heath, who is leading the fundraising efforts at Monahans in Trowbridge, said: “Raising money for local causes is something we feel very strongly about across the whole of Monahans and each office makes a real effort to raise as much as possible through staff activities as well as holding auctions at networking and client events.  This year we also received a number of great donations that we have raffled off, including Mulberry and Apple items, which really helped to boost our total.

“Each year the Trowbridge office chooses their charity of the year and again Dorothy House Hospice was selected for 2015/2016.  We’ve already got a busy list of activities for the rest of the year so we hope to beat our total and raise more funds for the great work Dorothy House Hospice does.”

Steph Cox, Community Fundraiser at Dorothy House Hospice said: “All our services are provided free of charge and are only possible with the generous support of the community. For example, our outreach centres based in Trowbridge and Peasedown St John offer a cost free relaxed and informal drop-in and signposting service for anyone in the area affected personally or indirectly by a life limiting diagnosis.

“It is really heart warming to have been chosen as Charity of the Year and that we are continuing this partnership for the next year. We would like to say a real big thank you to all of the customers and colleagues that have donated to the annual amount and look forward to the next year’s fundraising efforts especially during our 40th birthday year!”

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Pictured above: Steph Cox from Dorothy House Hospice and Nicola Heath from Monahans