Twelve Managers from Leaders in Sussex took gardening leave for a day to support Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice near Arundel, mowing, pruning, cleaning and weeding. The day was part of Leaders’ charity partnership with Together for Short Lives which supports children’s hospices across the UK.
Kathy Taylor, Area Manager for Sussex at Leaders, said, “Chestnut Tree House is close to the hearts of so many of our staff and this was a great way for us to lend our support to the hospice and the people who work so hard to make it a comfortable place for children living with life-limiting conditions and their families. We also took part in fundraising during Children’s Hospice Week in May. So far this year we have raised £22,000 towards our £50,000 2017 target.”
Next month 15 Leaders directors will take part in a sponsored 10-mile walk from the firm’s head office in Worthing to Chestnut Tree House.
Terrina Barnes, corporate fundraising manager for Chestnut Tree House, says, “We are extremely grateful for the fantastic support of Leaders employees for giving up their time and really getting stuck in to their day of gardening.
“It costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide all our care services. Families are never charged for their care and the hospice receives less than seven per cent funding from central government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the local business community.”