5th June 2017
THE J’s Hospice in Essex is on to a winner after teaming up with Redrow Homes for a charity race night which raised almost £43,000.
More than 120 people attended the fundraising event at Chelmsford City Racecourse. Races were sponsored by Redrow suppliers, contractors, recommended solicitors and financial advisors, who also donated raffle prizes and auction lots.
Alex Stark, regional director for Laindon-based Redrow Homes (Eastern), said: “It was great to see so many of the businesses we work alongside supporting our charity of the year, The J’s Hospice. The hospice provides an important service to the people of Essex and this was reflected in the generosity of those who attended the race night. Special thanks goes to D&B Scaffolding Ltd who donated £5,000.”
The most popular lot in the auction was a signed and framed Ronaldo Real Madrid shirt which sold for £1,050.
In total the event raised £42,805. It will be used by The J’s Hospice to support young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families across Essex in the comfort of their own homes.
The J’s director of clinical services, Beverley Barclay, and the charity’s founder, Denise Whiffin, both spoke at the event about how the money raised will help the charity to transform lives.
Beverley explained: “Thank you to the kind people at Redrow and the team at Chelmsford City Racecourse for organising such a brilliant event. It was lovely to see so many people there and we were overwhelmed by their enthusiastic support for The J’s Hospice. Raising £42,805 is an amazing achievement. It will help to pay for the vital enhanced care that our patients and their families really rely on - including specialist nursing, respite care and advice, as well as end of life care and bereavement support. Redrow’s support will make a real difference to these young adults at a time when they need it the most so thank you so much.”
Redrow is building across Essex with developments in Basildon, Thundersley and Great Dunmow, with homes also planned in Witham. For details of the developments and the homes available see www.redrow.co.uk.
For more information about The J’s Hospice see www.thejshospice.org.uk.