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Sheffield insolvency practitioners, Wilson Field, raise money through their annual networking event for local charity, St Luke’s, to help provide much needed care services.
St Luke’s supports terminally ill adults and their loved ones in Sheffield and has become a well-known and well-loved name by many in the city and further afield.
‘Bit of a Do’ the annual networking event held by Wilson Field raised £300 for the charity through a raffle held on the night.
Attendees of the event dug deep to donate money which will help the hospice to carry on delivering the excellent care that so many need. St Luke’s provides social, physical, psychological and spiritual care for patients suffering from a range of illnesses and their relatives who rely on the support of the staff.
Jack Kidder, Corporate Fundraising Manager at St Luke’s, said; “We are hugely grateful for the support of Wilson Field. This year we have to raise £6.1 million to continue to provide our vital services in Sheffield and supporters such as Wilson Field make the provision of our care possible.”
“St Luke’s cares for around 1600 patients every year and their families, friends and loved ones. We aim to give our patients the best possible quality of life and offer a wide range of services to support them which are all provided free of charge. We rely heavily on our amazing supporters to continue to offer this vital care and the support of Wilson Field is greatly appreciated by us all”.
Alongside donations from companies such as Wilson Field, the charity aims to raise money by getting involved in events such as runs, skydives and walks or through the 14 shops they currently have throughout Sheffield.
Their shops sell a range of items from clothes to furniture, electrical to homeware, all of which has been donated by the public and is sold on with all the proceeds becoming an integral component for the continuation of their work in the city.
The hospice currently contains 20 beds for those aged 18 or over in Sheffield who have terminal illnesses. The hospice not only provides in-patient care to control symptoms and give patients the best quality of life but it is also a place for others, patients, relatives or carers, to receive support or advice in a difficult and emotional time.
Phil Meekin, Head of Marketing at Wilson Field, who delivered the donated money to the hospice, said; “Wilson Field periodically hosts networking events which attract people from the local business, financial and legal professions. Where we can, we try to raise money for local causes. St Luke’s is a great charity and we are always happy to help where we can.”
To find out more about St Luke’s, the wonderful work they do and how you can help, please visit their website.