After two years of fundraising, in 2019 our Bristol Office reached its ambition of raising £80,000 for St Peter's Hospice. Bristol's only adult hospice caring for 2,000 patients every year. Our support for St Peter's Hospice was inspired by the memory of one of our Bristol-based partners, Robert Pope, who passed away in April 2016 and was cared for by the hospice at the end of his life.
Reaching our target was made possible by the tireless determination and commitment of our colleagues, clients and friends, through quizzes, sporting challenges, an Easter Fayre; a monthly office prize draw, dress down days and payroll giving. Members of staff have also volunteered in the hospice's shops across Bristol. The WBD Charitable Trust also made a donation of £10,000.
We were thrilled to achieve our aspirational target of £80,000 to support the Room to Care Appeal, which provides patients with new individual rooms, offering privacy and the best environment for visiting families and loved ones at such a sensitive and precious time.
Being able to present St Peter's Hospice with our cheque was a personal thank you for the care Robert and his family received, and for the all-important work the hospice delivers to adults across Bristol needing palliative care as well as the support to their families and loved ones.
Simon Caraffi, CEO at St Peter's Hospice:
WBD have been one of our most dedicated, determined and committed corporate partners, indeed I think this has been the best example of a partnership in recent years. Not only have WBD raised a huge sum of money to support the Room to Care appeal but throughout they have also shown a deep and genuine interest in the work of St Peter's Hospice. I want to congratulate and thank all the staff at WBD for their hard work, effort and generosity all of which are hugely appreciated."