Bury Hospice has received a generous a donation from local car supermarket group Cartime, thanks to the used car retailer’s partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
The £1500 charitable donation will help the hospice to continue to provide local residents and their families with invaluable palliative and end-of-life care and support services.
The used car specialist that operates from two sites on Bell Lane in Bury and a sales centre in Rochdale asked its staff, many of whom live in the local area, to nominate a charity to receive the £1,500 donation and the unanimous decision was to support the fantastic work of Bury Hospice.
Local man, Matt Kay, who owns and runs Cartime, explained, “As a business partner to Enterprise Rent-a Car we have been given the opportunity to support our local community with a donation and we encouraged our team to choose a charity which would really benefit from the funding.
“Bury Hospice does such amazing work for our local community delivering palliative and end of life care. It’s something none of us like to think we will need, but their teams can help so many people – not only by providing medical care but through to family bereavement support. This donation is a way that Cartime and Enterprise can help them to continue their vital work.”
Matt visited Bury Hospice, along with Nawasad Irshad from Enterprise, to handover the cheque for £1,500 to Alison Holland who said, “We are delighted to receive this donation, it’s great when local businesses support our work. As a hospice we are part of the community, here for the community and this donation will help us continue to care for those who need us. Thank you.”
Cartime is also looking for similar charitable organisations to receive future donations.
“We’re keen to support other local charities this year where our donation can make a real difference,” says Matt, “and with that in mind we’re asking people to email us with nominations via our website or by popping into one of our three centres where we’ll have suggestion boxes in place.”