Going the extra mile

Staff at Window Ware did not let the coronavirus pandemic stop them going the extra mile for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger last year.

The Bedford-based hardware distributor managed to raise £1,571.64 for its nominated charity, which provides vital expert care for life-limiting conditions.

Fundraising initiatives the Window Ware team included: a trade counter tuck shop and collection boxes, which raised £340.43 before the first lockdown in March; and in May staff took on the 2.6 challenge from home – to walk, cycle, bounce, burpee, and bench press their way to raising a further £412.

Window Ware also donated PPE to the hospice, including face masks and hand sanitiser, so staff could continue their work safely.

Window Ware managing director Sam Nuckey said: “Charities struggled last year because the pandemic cancelled many fund-raising events and caused a drastic drop in donations, which meant we had to get a bit more creative about how we could support our Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

“It was vital that we helped to keep their doctors, nurses, carers and specialists on the front line and I’d like to thank all our team who carried on giving and quietly did their bit to support the hospice when they needed help more than ever.”

Hayley Webb, Sue Ryder’s community fundraising manager, said: “Everyone at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice would like to thank Window Ware for their fantastic support to help make a difference to local patients and their families.”