Friday, July 29, 2016

News: Loadhog donation for Rotherham Hospice

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Young people in Rotherham whose parents have passed away in Rotherham Hospice are to get extra support after their loss thanks to a £1,200 donation from Loadhog, Sheffield's returnable transit packaging innovator.

The only adult hospice in Rotherham for the people of Rotherham, Rotherham Hospice is an independent charity and must raise significant sums of money each year in order to pay for the quality care provided free of charge to patients, their families and carers. The charity needs £5m a year with £2.2m needed to be raised each year through voluntary support.

Rotherham Hospice is already running bereavement sessions for youngsters who have lost their parents to cancer or ill health there and the cash will help to expand the vital service.

The Sunbeams group, which currently holds sessions four times a month, is dedicated to supporting young people with bereavement and pre-bereavement counselling and is proving to be a much needed service.

Christopher Duff, chief executive at Rotherham Hospice (pictured, left), said: "Loadhog's donation is both thoughtful and timely. It will make a positive difference to what we can do for our patients and their families.

"We are trying to keep pace with the demand for this type of counselling and the donation will go towards funding this truly valued service. We are most grateful to Loadhog for choosing Rotherham Hospice for this donation."

Loadhog is part of a group of employee-owned companies where each employee is a shareholder member. GLIDE (Growth Led Innovation Driven Employee-Owned) is the central body that represents all the shareholder members who work in its partner companies. Established in 2011 as a way to preserve and develop employee culture, to look after the interests of its members and to generate engagement by everyone in their company, other GLIDE members include Gripple and PMS Diecasting.

The manufacturer has a charity team which decided to donate £1,200 eight times this year to a different cause each time. The first was to Revive Café, which supports the city's homeless, and the second to the Include Foundation which helps vulnerable young people.

Jonathan Taylor, a member of the charity team (pictured, right), said: "Loadhog employees are proud to assist such a worthwhile project which will help so many people across the Rotherham region."

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