Many organisation and businesses partner with a charity in an effort to help raise additional funds within the community. Spire Bristol Hospital is pleased to announce their new Charity of the Year will be Bristol-based organisation St Peter’s Hospice. Every year the hospital names a specific charity and this time it was down to the staff to cast their vote.
Employees at Spire Bristol Hospital were given an option of national and local charities, which had been selected by members of the senior management team. Nominated by Katie Price, Operations Manager, it was St Peter’s Hospice that proved to be the favourite.
“St Peter’s Hospice is a charity that is extremely close to my heart and I am pleased that it also got the backing from my colleagues,” says Katie Price, who ran the Bristol Half Marathon in aid of the charity last year.
Picture (above): Spire Bristol Hospital's Marketing Executive Sam Harrison (left) and Operations Manager Katie Price (right) meet with Head of Supporter Relations, John Flanagon at St Peter's Hospice.
Katie and her sisters sadly lost their Dad in 1988 to pancreatic cancer and more recently their Mum, after her battle with bladder cancer came to an end two years ago. It was St Peter’s Hospice that played a large part in the care and treatment towards the end of both of their lives.
“The charity is extremely well known around the City of Bristol and the care they provide is second to none. I look forward to working with my colleagues, the consultants and patients of Spire Bristol Hospital to help raise funds for such a great cause,” continues Katie.
The Bristol based charity cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses with the majority of cases related to patients diagnosed with cancer. This is a suitable partnership for Spire Healthcare who has a dedicated radiotherapy unit in the Spire Specialist Care Centre located at Aztec West, Bristol, and a second one that has recently opened in Chelmsford.
St Peter’s Hospice aims to improve the quality of their patients while extending care and support to their families and loved ones throughout such an emotionally and physically demanding time. The services provided by the charity are provided free of charge and are open to anyone who is in need. They provide physical, psychological and spiritual care for their patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice on Charlton Road.
The charity looks onto their next campaign in March, ‘Ready, Steady, Bake!’ which aims to get individuals smiling at school, work or home by arranging a cake sale or tea party. All supporting donations will go towards all the local families living with terminal illness.
For more information about St Peter’s Hospice please visit their website, www.stpetershospice.org.uk