Rounding up our Charity Pledge – St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice are known across the North Essex region for the relentless support they give to the local community, so they were a natural choice for us, as a Colchester based company to support.

St Helena offer palliative care on a ‘whole person’ basis; catering to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and loved ones alongside physical care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Some of our team have come into direct contact with St Helena through the use of their services, but they are also well known to our team and their families through events and reputation.

This year, we’ve supported St Helena by various means – Our Office Manager Jo volunteered at their Midnight walk in May, and we supported Julie, Emma and their families with donations for the Bubble rush event in June which Jo also volunteered at. They were also one of the two charities we supported with our Charity Curry & Quiz Night in October, where we managed to raise £1,000 in funding for them! Of course, we had to get involved in their Christmas jumper week to help raise more money and we have also donated our expertise to advertising for their Volunteer Bereavement Visitor’s vacancy.

St Helena are always desperate for volunteers and they really are a very worthy charity, so if you’re interested in getting involved or fundraising for them take a look at their website, we really recommend getting in touch.

Here’s what St Helena had to say about our efforts for them this year;

We are so grateful for the wonderful support we have received from Bright Selection during 2016. It has been great getting to know the team and they have joined us at a number of our events during the year volunteering and helping us out. The total raised by Bright Selection is an amazing amount of money and they should be really proud of their successful fundraising. The money that they have raised could pay for 4 months of delicious hot meals made fresh daily at the hospice including breakfast, lunch and dinner for our patients.

With the help and support of companies like Bright Selection, St Helena Hospice is able to continue helping local people with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice.

Thanks to everyone at Bright Selection!