BSS Industrial, the distributor of heating and pipeline solutions, has raised £100,000 for Help the Hospices, the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.
Raised since the partnership began in 2012, through various activities from fancy-dress days to impressive sporting achievements, staff from BSS branches, National Distribution Centres and its Leicestershire head-office have worked tirelessly to support the worthy cause.
Each of the 62 BSS branches are partnered with a local hospice, meaning that all of the money which is raised at a local level goes straight to a hospice in their community.
Ideas such as donating costs from selling surplus tools or putting money in a collection tin rather than buying Christmas cards have proved successful, in addition to fancy dress days and bake sales. The most recent fundraising event saw BSS directors and colleagues, plus a number of customers, take on the ’10 Munros of the Mamores Ridge’ in Scotland over 48 hours where they raised over £5,000.
Chris Hufflett, BSS Industrial managing director, said: “A huge well-done to all my colleagues for their fantastic fundraising achievements which will help hospices up and down the country. What’s more, we have a huge summer of sport ahead of us which will be packed with themed fundraising activities, so I’m confident we will be increasing our total for Help the Hospices even further.”
Bernie Nolan at Help the Hospices, added: “We’re extremely grateful for the overwhelming support provided by BSS Industrial. Hospices provide vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers. The £100,000 raised by the BSS team will make a huge difference to hospices across the UK.”