Kidderminster Company Kicks Off More Fundraising For KEMP
9th August 2018
A Kidderminster based company have followed up on their fundraising goal, by scoring another bumper amount of money for KEMP Hospice.
Employees of Stepnell Building & Civil Engineering Ltd, who are based on Mill Street in Kidderminster, played a summer charity football match in glorious sunshine to again support the Wyre Forest hospice. The company, which is currently undertaking extensive building projects across the region, took to the pitch at their annual family fun day at Wolverley CE Secondary School. Their goal was to raise as much money as a similar game they played before Christmas last year, instead they topped that figure raising an incredible £490 at full-time.
Tony Scrocca, project manager at Stepnell said: "KEMP Hospice is a wonderful, caring place which does so much to bring comfort and support to people in our community. We wanted to do our bit to help keep supporting them and we have pledged to do more fundraising for them in the future. It costs more than £1.4 million a year to run KEMP and 80 percent is funded by donations from supporters in the local community. We were so pleased to have beaten our last fundraising total and hope to build on that figure too.”
KEMP Hospice provides care and support to people across the Wyre Forest district who are affected by life limiting illness and bereavement. Head of Fundraising at the charity, Cathy Sloan said support from companies like Stepnell is vitally important; “Every year we have to look at raising a lot of money so that we can provide our services, to people locally, free of charge. Without the support and incredible compassion of businesses like Stepnell we wouldn’t be able to do it. KEMP has been part of the Wyre Forest’s landscape for nearly fifty years so it’s probably easy for people to assume that we will always be there, always able to provide free care and support, however we desperately need people to support and fundraise for us. It’s thanks to incredible people like Tony and his Stepnell family that we can carry on caring for the wonderful people of the Wyre Forest.”
If you would like to fundraise, donate, or volunteer for KEMP Hospice you can find out more details on their website www.kemphospice.org.uk or by calling 01562 756000.