VitalityHealth has raised more than £25,000 for Francis House, a Greater Manchester hospice that supports children, teenagers and young adults with life-limiting conditions.
VitalityHealth, a UK health insurance company, has supported the charity since August 2015, holding monthly fundraising initiatives at its Stockport office. Alongside cake sales, themed days, seasonal events and a beach party, employees also organised a sponsored head shave and took part in the London Marathon.
All the funds raised have helped Francis House to provide free professional nursing care, support and friendship to over 460 sick children, young people and their families.
Lloyd Black, Head of Customer Service Operations at Vitality’s Stockport office, said:
“We think it’s really important to give back to the community where we live and work. Francis House is a fantastic charity and we’re delighted to support the vital work they do.”
Kate Puc, fundraising officer at Francis House, said:
“The families who use Francis House are dependent on the generosity of people from all across the North West. We are extremely grateful to all the staff at Vitality who have undertaken so many fun initiatives to raise such a fantastic amount and look forward to their continued support into the future.”
As well as fundraising, the company’s Healthy Giving scheme contributed more than £4,000 to the overall total. The scheme empowers employees to make a positive contribution to society by converting points achieved through healthy behaviour into monetary donations for local health-related charities of their choice.