The Business Club Northants, which counts more than 100 businesses in the county as members, chose Cransley Hospice Trust as its Charity of the Year for 2017 and set about raising money through a variety of fundraising events, including two golf tournaments, a barbeque, 10th anniversary Gala Dinner and a charity collection box at each meeting throughout the year.
The charity, which funds hospice care for the north of Northamptonshire, also attended Business Club events to build relationships with local businesses and raise awareness of the charity’s various services and activities.
Mike Willis, CEO of The Business Club Northants, said:
“We hold scores of events across the county every year and like to use these as an opportunity to support local charities where we can, not only by raising well-needed funds, but by giving them a platform to reach people they would never normally be able to reach.
“It gives myself and our members enormous pleasure to present this cheque to Cransley Hospice Trust. They do an amazing job supporting patients, families and carers who have been affected by life limiting illnesses and I know that the money will be put to good use.”
Shelley Green, Fundraising Development Manager at Cransley Hospice, added:
“Cransley Hospice is hugely grateful to the Business Club for its support throughout 2017. Not only did it raise £2,100 from various fundraising events throughout year, but a further £1800 was raised by Executive Member Keith Kruger for taking part in Strictly Kettering. This fantastic total will enable Cransley Hospice to continue providing specialist palliative care both in the Hospice and through our Hospice at Home service.”
For more information about Cransley Hospice Trust and the work it does in the community, go towww.cransleyhospice.org.uk. To find out more about The Business Club Northants, contact Mike Willis on 01604 529173 or visit www.thebusinessclubnorthants.co.uk.