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The Masterserve Foundation exists to raise charitable donations from members of the Masterserve Network and Holman will distribute these donations to regional charities related to Social Aid and Development, and Healthcare.
The Masterserve Foundation is thrilled and excited to announce the recipients of the fourth quarter awards totalling £14402.25 and after careful deliberation it was decided that the awards would be made to the following charities with £3888.61 being carried over to 2017.
Dorothy House Hospice - £1296.20
About the Charity
Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in the local community coping with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
They give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and North East Somerset and parts of Wiltshire, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of the outreach centres. They respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.
This nomination was made by Sharon Edwards from Holman, following a series of tragic illnesses in her family. Having witnessed the five star care and support that patients receive, she has been committed to raising as much money as possible for this charity having more recently taken part in a local event called the "Bubble Rush" which took place at the Castle Combe race track close to Chippenham. Sharon is pictured below presenting the cheque to Henrietta Beard from Dorothy House.
LATCH - £2592.41
About the Charity
LATCH was formed in 1982 by a group of families and friends who recognised that the children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia and their families not only needed medical support, but also social and welfare support to ease the huge financial and emotional burden placed on families with a child on treatment. The Nomination
The nomination was received from John at Promotive, he said "Latch is looking to purchase specialist buggies (rather than wheel chairs) to assist mobility of children after treatment. They cost £280 each. They purchase twenty a year but would welcome any financial support whether it's to fund just one or two buggies. I've been a supporter of LATCH for thirty years and have seen first-hand the tremendous work they do to support children with cancer and leukemia".
The Salvation Army - £2592.41
About the Charity
The Salvation Army is a church based charity that offers events and services based on the needs of their local community. Some churches may offer emergency support to those who are in need with others offering continuous support to those who feel marginalised. Whatever the need, they are there for everyone. The Nomination
This nomination was received from our Masterserve garage, Whittaker Fleet Care based in Birmingham. David Whittaker the owner said in his nomination "The Salvation Army takes me back to my youth, when I first encountered their familiar but genuine presence in various "hostelries" around the town. I was then motivated to collect for them in the centre of town on their special awareness day. Times and attitudes have changed but their non-political agenda; combined with a grass roots approach makes the Salvation Army the charity of choice for us".
Cynthia Spencer Hospice - £2592.41
About the Charity
Cynthia Spencer Hospice offer specialist physical, psychological, social and spiritual care to those with life limiting illnesses. Our focus is on quality of life and respecting the uniqueness of each person.
The specialist palliative care service is jointly funded by the Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The cost of running the hospice is over £2.4 million, a large part of which comes from the generous support of local companies and individuals throughout the county. The Nomination
The Nomination was received from Richard Brown from New Duston Garage in Northampton pictured on the right. He nominated the charity as it is a well known charity in his local area that he regularly supports.
British Heart Foundation - £6529.95
ARI's National Charity for 2016 was The
British Heart Foundation.
Each year the Masterserve Foundation will support a national charity. This year it is the . A long term customer of Holman who by default, also has a long association with the Masterserve garage network. They will receive an annual award which will accrue each quarter and be awarded in October 2016.
We are exceptionally pleased to tell you that we presented the cheque to Haylie Read and Julie Renfrew form the British Heart Foundation at the annual Masterserve Conference in October 2016. Haylie told us "We are the UK's number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research we have already made a big difference to people's lives. However, the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need our help. By providing access to and innovative resources for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, BHF aims to give people the skills and confidence to act when they witness a cardiac arrest and improve survival rates, thereby building a nation of lifesavers. To date BHF have helped to fund over 14,000 lifesaving defibrillators in the UK. Thank you so much for your support".