Businesses Parted With a Pound to Raise Money for Malvern Charity

MALVERN businesses joined in St Richard’s Hospice’s Part with a Pound Day to help raise thousands for the Worcester charity.

Across Worcestershire more than 50 firms and individuals took part in the effort and in Malvern these included Britannia Bennetts, Westbridge Foods, Pendragon Packaging, Waitrose, Morgans, Gaynor-Smith, Owen & Co, Textlocal, the Malvern and Malvern Hills District Council staff.

St Richard’s corporate fund-raiser Rachel Jones said: “We were thrilled with how so many people got into the spirit of the day. There were lots of easy ways that firms came up with to encourage staff and customers to Part with a Pound including raffles, cake selling, dressing up and dressing down on the day.

Thanks to everyone who took part we are hoping to have raised more than £5,000 towards our work at the hospice caring for adults with life-threatening illnesses and supporting their families.”

Malvern-based Textlocal supported the day through text messaging and by giving St Richard’s a donation for each picture message sent.