Giving something back - Part 2
At Banner we don’t just sell products and services……..we encourage and enable our people to achieve great things. Here we continue to showcase employees who have given something back.
Furniture Coordinator at Banner, helped Prospect Hospice celebrate 10 years of the Starlight Walk by lighting up the night to complete a 10km walk, raising over £130 for the charity.
Tonia said: “The Startlight Walk is just one of the fundraising events that I’m taking in part in to raise money for a charity that is very close to my heart. Prospect Hospice has not only cared for and supported my family at life’s most difficult time, but I know many other people who have been provided with the same care and support.”
Prospect Hospice, the chosen Banner charity for our Swindon and Basingstoke offices, supports a community of more than 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, and villages in Gloucestershire. In 2016-17 Prospect Hospice cared for and supported almost 6,600 people as patients, carers and family members, through a range of services developed to bring care, comfort and confidence at life’s most difficult time.
Last year it cost more than £8m to provide and raise the funds to provide the care their patients and their families depend on each year. They receive less than 30 per cent of the income from statutory organisations such as the NHS – the rest they raise themselves.
National Account Manager at Banner, Eric Mountain, took part in his second fundraising event of the year. On this occasion he took part in the Light the Lakes fundraising event, in association with Surrey Police, to support the charity COPS (Care Of Police Survivors). In total Banner donated £300 to the charity.
Eric said: “My brother and I completed a midnight climb up the tallest mountain in the Lakes, Scarfell Pike. It took us two and a half hours to make the journey to the top. At 3:00 in the morning we set off the flair to honour fallen police and also remember the families that are left behand to deal with such tragedies”.
COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of the police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives. Since being founded in 2003, the charity has helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer. They aim to ensure that surviving family members have the help they need to cope with such tragedy and they remain part of the police family.