Corby company gives hospice a boost

From left, staff nurse Meta Pryce, Jen Wilder's dad Robin Chambers and health care assistant Emma  Gibbons

From left, staff nurse Meta Pryce, Jen Wilder's dad Robin Chambers and health care assistant Emma Gibbons

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Corby company RS Components helped two of its staff raise almost £3,000 for Cransley Hospice in Kettering.

Its My Community scheme, set up to support fundraising for local projects and good causes, donated vouchers and a PC tablet to raffle to add to other fundraising efforts by the two employees.

Jen Wilder, global category supply planner at RS, organised a tribute concert in memory of her mother, who was looked after by the hospice, and raised £1,700.

The proceeds from other fundraising events by Jen brought the total to £2,200.

Bill Garcha, inventory team manager at RS, took part in the Cransley Hospice Road 10k Race and raised £700, completing the run in under 58 minutes.

He said: “I want to give something back to the community as we received support from Cransley Hospice when my dad was terminally ill.

“Cransley provided a high degree of support to my dad and the immediate family during this challenging period. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of my friends and colleagues at RS for their generosity – and I am already trying to recruit them for next year’s run.”

Diane Patrick at Cransley Hospice said: “It is the efforts of individuals such as Bill and Jen that help us do our important work day in, day out, and their determination is admirable and inspiring. We are always appreciative of help we receive, large and small and in many forms, and we give thanks to the efforts of the individuals and to RS for the kind donations.”