Throughout November, we are delighted to be launching our new VS 2000+ initiative, where Managing Director, Kevin Penman and Marketing Manager, Declan Walker, will be visiting 10 North-Wets Charities and donating £200 each to support the good work that they do.

On Wednesday 6th November, Kevin & Declan visited Derian House Children’s Hospice and Pendleside Hospice.

Upon arrival at Derian House Children’s Hospice, Kevin & Declan were truly humbled by the support and facilities the hospice provides. From the cinema room to the sensory room, the staff really do go above and beyond in helping to support the children as well as their families. Kevin quoted

“I never really understood the support the hospice provides to the family, it truly is inspirational and touching”.

Caroline Taylor, Marketing Manager for Derian House, provided a guided tour of the hospice, talking through all of the changes that they are making, as well as new initiatives coming up that will further add to the great support that they already provide.

The next stop for Kevin & Declan was Pendleside Hospice, a hospice that is close to many people’s hearts in Burnley. Meeting with Head of Fundraising, Christina Cope, Christina provided a tour of the hospice and it was truly inspirational to see the facilities and support that they provide to a wide range of individuals. Kevin was overwhelmed with the support that they provide not only to the individuals in the hospice but also to their family. Talking from personal experience, Kevin found the visit

“truly inspirational and we would like to work closely with the hospice to support them moving forward”.

Our VS 2000+ journey will continue over the coming weeks, visiting a further 2 or 3 charities each Wednesday to contribute to the great support that they provide.

If you’d like more information on the help and support the charities provide, take a look at their website here:

Pendleside Hospice