Mansell chooses local hospice for charity cash

Mansell’s Stourbridge-based Western region has chosen Mary Stevens Hospice to be the beneficiary of its charity efforts throughout the year.

Staff from Mansell are now working hard to raise funds for the Hospice in Hagley Road, Oldswinford. As part of their charity efforts staff kicked off their fund-raising with the first of two Cycle to Work days organised in conjunction with their monthly dress-down Fridays. Staff who cycle to work donate the normal cost of their daily commute to the charity pot.

Mansell has supported the Hospice for several years with a wide variety of fund-raising events. The Hospice was founded in 1986 on the site of a former maternity hospital. It provides free specialist palliative care for people aged 17 and over from Dudley and the surrounding areas. Eighty per cent of its running costs come from charitable donations.

Mansell’s regional managing director Steve Davies said, “Mary Stevens Hospice has been a cause close to our hearts at Mansell for a long time. We raised nearly £17,000 for the Hospice in 2008 as part of our 100th anniversary fund-raising drive, and we are delighted to be supporting it again this year.”

Mary Stevens Hospice head of fund-raising Vicki Rowles said, “The running costs of Mary Stevens Hospice are in excess of £2.3 million and without support from local businesses like Mansell, their employees and the community we would simply not exist. We appreciate any support that we receive and look forward to working together to help secure the future of the hospice.”