Posted: Sun 16th Jan 2022

Insurance broker provides Nightingale House Hospice with £2000 fundraising boost for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jan 16th, 2022

An insurance broker has donated £2,000 to Wrexham-based Nightingale House Hospice, as part of the firm’s community support programme.

The donation, by the Gallagher team based in Chester, was made through the firm’s Gallagher Community Fund scheme, a nationwide initiative which invites colleagues to nominate charities to receive funding.

Founded in 1986, Nightingale House Hospice provides respite and palliative care for patients living within North East Wales and the border areas, who suffer from life-limiting conditions.

The hospice operates a 12- bed inpatient ward, a patient day care unit and an outpatient clinic, as well as providing a range of additional specialist services for patients and their families, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and bereavement support.

With only 18 per cent of its income coming from government funding, the hospice relies on the generosity of the communities it supports to raise the £3 million in donations it needs to run its day to day operations.

Gallagher’s 16-strong Chester team looks after the insurance and risk management requirements for a broad range of businesses in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside.

Yvonne Addis, Client Account Manager at Gallagher’s Chester office, who nominated the charity for the award, said: “Giving something back to our community is a crucial part of our role as a business based in the local area, and we are committed to volunteering for and providing donations to local good causes.

“Like many hospices, this has been a time of significant upheaval for Nightingale House, whose usual income streams have been disrupted as a result of the pandemic.

“As a regular hospice volunteer, I have seen first-hand the superb care hospice staff provide to patients and families facing challenging times, and am therefore delighted that we have had the opportunity to support the work of this vital local cause.”

Samantha Amis, Community and Events Fundraiser, added: “On behalf of Nightingale House Hospice, I would like to say a huge thank you to Gallagher for their generous donation of £2000.

“Their support will enable us to continue to provide much needed-needed service to the local community and we cannot thank them enough.”

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