A year to make, but just a day to take says St. Margaret’s Hospice, following £8,200 donation from Summerfield

Somerset-based property developer Summerfield have raised £8,200 for St. Margaret’s Hospice as part of their charitable support programme during the last 12 months, which equates to 80% of the general running costs of the hospice for just one day.

Julia Poulton, head of fundraising at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled with the donation from Summerfield and while it’s an absolutely fantastic sum of money, the reality is that our general running costs for the organisation are £10,300 per day.

“The money Summerfield have gifted us has been put to very good use across all aspects of the services that we provide, including running our two in-patient units: the Sunflower bereavement centre and our community nursing service in Somerset. A donation like this has a real impact on our ability to provide excellent standards of care for our patients and also provide valuable support for families and carers.”

At the start of 2014, Summerfield pledged to support the specialist palliative care, advice and support charity, by making a donation of each time a new home was sold. A series of cheques have been handed over, the most recent for £3,600 at Summerfield’s latest development of new homes in Bridgwater, Haygrove Park, where construction is underway on a range of new 3- and 4-bedroom homes. The development includes affordable housing and a show home will be opening after Easter.

Richard Nicol, divisional sales director at Summerfield, commented:

“Summerfield support a number of charities year on year and with cancer affecting the lives of so many people, St. Margaret’s Hospice is a very worth beneficiary. They undertake wonderful work throughout Somerset and we’re proud to support them with our latest donation.”

Pictured: Summerfield presenting a cheque for funds raised for St. Margaret’s Hospice on the construction site for new homes on Durleigh Road, Bridgwater. (Left to right) Chris Winter, managing director of Summerfield, Richard Wilson, site manager at Summerfield, Julia Poulton, head of fundraising at St. Margaret’s Hospice, Steve Gains, assistant site manager at Summerfield and Richard Nicol, divisional sales director at Summerfield.

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