Festive cheer for hospice takes off at Burnley aerospace company Safran Nacelles

Festive cheer took off at Burnley aerospace company Safran Nacelles Ltd in December through a number of fund-raising activities to help raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

Employees at the Bancroft Road site raised £782 for the Reedley based hospice as part of the hospice’s Christmas Corporate Raiseathon. The Corporate Christmas Raiseathon challenged businesses to raise funds for the hospice.

Fund-raising initiatives included donations from employees for their Christmas lunch, team donations for taking part in the hospice’s Christmas Zoom quiz, and a company donation of £500 on behalf of all employees.

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Safran Nacelles employee Sandra McLaughlin also raised £120 towards the total by donating 10% of the sale of decorated Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. Sandra created various designs ranging from Gonks, to cats, monkeys, reindeers, snowmen and footballs.

Hospice nurses Gayle Bury, Sheila Crook and Gail Cook

Kathryn Starr, Safran Nacelles Ltd HR Director, said: “Pendleside Hospice, like many charities, has suffered significantly because of the Covid-19 pandemic as a lot of their usual fund-raising activities unfortunately have not been able to take place.

"As the hospice is our corporate charity, we wanted to get involved to help them raise much-needed funds during this difficult time in order to help them continue to provide their vital services. I’d like to thank all our employees for their fundraising efforts.

"Last year was difficult for many people and organisations, but our employees are always proud to support our local community.”