We are delighted to confirm that we are on track to raise £18,000 for St Barnabas Hospice, after two of its team propelled themselves more than 15,000 feet from a plane. In a bid to raise a company record-breaking amount of money for the local charity, we have organised fundraising events throughout the year including bake sales, sweepstakes, ‘pay day bingo’, sky dives, ‘Its’ a knockout’ and Lincoln 10K, with many more in the pipeline. To date, the organisation, which is one of Lincoln’s largest employers, has raised more than £15,695 and has until the end of the year to hit its ambitious £18,000 target.
Helen Lloyd, engagement manager said: “St Barnabas was chosen by the staff as the local hospice is close to many hearts. The team have shown overwhelming dedication to the cause; proactively organising internal fundraising events as well as taking on daring challenges. At HomeLet there is a culture of caring for others and commitment to making a difference in their community, which we’re incredibly proud of.”
Rachael O’Sullivan and Emma Whaler, both claims handlers, took part in Sky Dive Hibaldstow. The pair jumped from the highest option available, 15,000 feet, also known as the ‘Adrenaline Jump’ in a bold attempt to boost fundraising. Emma said: “Hospice care is something close to both mine and Rachael’s hearts and we are so proud that we can give back into the local community..
“It was one of the scariest things we have ever done, but the rush was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.” Helen Lloyd continued: “Emma and Rachel’s sky dive is just one of the many things staff have taken part in. Throughout the year, so many of our employees have had great fun taking part in the St Barnabas challenges and the many activities which take place at work for all our colleagues to join in and take part in the fundraising and fun.”
Caroline Swindin, corporate & community lead at St Barnabas, said: “HomeLet is an extremely valued corporate partner, and it’s great to see the different ways the team have got stuck in to fundraise on our behalf. “They are on target to raise £18,000 for the Hospice: a fantastic amount which will help us to provide free care to more people across Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their families and carers. I’m looking forward to working closely with HomeLet on future fundraising adventures. They are doing something amazing for the people of Lincolnshire.”
St Barnabas, based in the centre of Lincoln, helps more than ten thousand people across the county affected by life-limiting or terminal conditions. Relying solely on donations, the hospice delivers free, high-quality, end-of-life care and support to patients, their families and carers. To donate please visit Emma & Rachel’s Just Giving page.