Retired NFU staff sent would-be annual dinner funds to Shakespeare Hospice charity - The Stratford Observer

Retired NFU staff sent would-be annual dinner funds to Shakespeare Hospice charity

Stratford Editorial 2nd Nov, 2020   0

RETIRED NFU staff have donated £3,000 to The Shakespeare Hospice.

After being unable to hold their annual dinner, members of NFU Mutual’s Retired Staff Association decided to donate funds to charity.

The donation will help the hospital provide care and support to those in the community living with a life limiting illness.

Hospice chief executive Angie Arnold said: “Coronavirus is affecting us all and has been even more worrying for patients, carers, and their families already affected by a life limiting illness, and those who are receiving end of life care.

“It has been just over six months since the onset of the pandemic, which not only had a significant impact on the way our clinical teams deliver their services, but also on our ability to generate income. These are incredibly challenging times for the hospice. The support we have received from our community during these months has been heart-warming and we are so very grateful to NFU Mutual for thinking of us.”

Stratford mayor Tony Jackson has been employed by NFU Mutual for more than 40 years and currently works in the finance department.

He would have attended the retired staff event with his wife, Mandy, who also worked for the company.

Tony said: “NFU Mutual is proud to support The Shakespeare Hospice as it continues to provide essential services to the local community. While the Retired Staff Association has been unable to host its annual dinner, The Shakespeare Hospice has been unable to host its usual fundraising events, making donations more important than ever.”

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