Staff Fundraising Efforts

July 06, 2017 - Reena Patel

One of our key values as a business is supporting the community and fundraising for charities is part of this. Recently, our staff members have been fundraising for LOROS, a local hospice, in various ways.

Emma Davey raised over £600 by taking part in ‘Snowdoniaaaaah!’ This involved riding the fastest zip line in the world (pictured above) before summiting Mont Snowdon. Despite the very rainy and cold conditions on the mountain she completed the challenge.

In just over a week, four staff members are taking part in the ‘In to the Wild’ challenge. They will be abandoned in a wood for 36 hours and have to complete various challenges against the other teams. Although exactly what they will be doing will only be revealed once they are there, it is likely they will have to build fire and shelters as well as navigating at night, all while dealing with a lack of sleep and food.

They are hoping to raise over £1,200 and you can sponsor them here

 

Why LOROS?

Furnley House have supported LOROS as their primary local adopted charity for the last 3 years. LOROS provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their families and their carers.

It is a charity particularly close to the heart of one of our Directors, Richard Burrows, who has supported LOROS for over 20 years. During this time, Richard has seen 4 close members of his family or friends benefit from the support and care LOROS provide:

‘At a time when terminally ill patients and their families most need it, LOROS offer a standard of care that is simply not available with the NHS. Care is the operative word – the standard of nursing and the thought that goes in to looking after patients and their families is exceptional.  I remember when my Uncle was admitted to LOROS around 18 months ago and really enjoying the luxury of an iced lollipop and even a small glass of beer!’

To continue to offer this care, LOROS need to raise over £5 Million every year from fundraising and bequests.  Any contribution to this, no matter how small is very much appreciated.