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Power workers dig deep for Crawley hospice

Power workers dug deep again for St Catherine’s Hospice during their local charity week.

From Press releases - 29 June 2018 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks staff in Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, organised a car wash, quiz, bake sale and dress down day this week, raising nearly £400 for the hospice.

It is the latest in a series of events led by local staff from the company which keeps the lights on across the South East, London and the East of England.

Mel Oakley, local charity champion, said: “This charity was chosen unanimously by our staff, many of whom have personal experience of a loved-one having spent time there. It’s a wonderful cause and I have visited it myself several times. There is a peaceful, gentle, loving atmosphere at the hospice and it is a light and bright environment in which to spend your last days. The staff are so patient and kind - it’s a lovely place, even though we hope we’ll never need it.”

Employees have thrown their support behind a series of events for the local hospice this year.

In September at least 20 staff will be taking to the water at Tilgate Lake for the charity’s dragon boat festival and the team has already raised over £1,000 for the hospice via a Grand National sweepstake, cake sales, quiz and dress down.

Nineteen volunteers teamed up with the charity by going door-to-door in Crawley inviting people to go the extra mile for St Catherine’s Hospice by signing up for their Midnight Walk, which was held on June 9.

The staff have also donated 34 boxes and orange bags stuffed with clothes, shoes, DVDs, games, books, which are distributed to the hospice’s charity shops to generate further funds.