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Giving back in 2018

Posted on 2018-03-06

Another year, another opportunity to support others…

After a busy and successful year for our charity team, we’re all geared up ready to make a difference again in 2018.

At HomeLet, we like supporting local causes. We find that building strong relationships with the organisations we are partnering with helps us to better understand how we can work together to meet their objectives.  

After asking employees for suggestions of who they’d like to support this year, we took it to a vote and both St Barnabas Hospice and Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance came so close in the voting that we decided to fundraise for both charities.

St Barnabas offers care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness and their families and carers in Lincolnshire. Their mission is to ensure that all individuals facing the end of their life receive dignified, compassionate care.

Their services are offered to adults from the age of 18 years to support a wide range of needs, from controlling pain to accessing welfare benefits advice, in a variety of care settings from inpatient care and day therapy to hospice at home.   

Fundraising for the service has already kicked off at HomeLet with a team who are aiming to raise £1,000 for St Barnabas by completing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge in April.

Corporate Fundraiser, Caroline Swindin, said: 

“We’re truly grateful to HomeLet for choosing St Barnabas as one of their charity partners this year. The money and awareness they will raise will go such a long way towards the £11 million we need each year to continue providing our services free of charge in the Lincolnshire community. I’m looking forward to working with HomeLet during the year ahead.”

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). They can reach any point in the two counties in less than 20 minutes and on average can transfer a patient to hospital within 8 minutes.

The highly skilled Crew are bringing the critical care skills of an A&E department to the scene of an incident, ensuring the patient can receive the very best in care as soon as possible. They receive no direct government funding which is why we want to ensure the Helicopter remains flying in the skies and saving more lives.

Fundraising Manager Gemma Shaw adds,

“When the very worst of accidents and emergencies happen, the helicopter is there for anyone who needs it. Seeing the helicopter flying overhead, knowing it’s helping a family stay together, means the world to us and we are so very grateful that HomeLet are helping to raise the vital funds needed to make this happen.”

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