Long-term hospice support

Bennett Architectural has raised more than £9,500 for The Donna Louise over eight years of support.

The Newcastle-under-Lyme-based aluminium glazing company began supporting the Trentham Lakes based hospice in 2009, and has raised funds with various activities such as golf days, dressing up as superheroes, cake sales, raffles and taking part in ‘It’s a Knock Out’.

As well as the staff efforts in raising this incredible amount of money, Bennetts owners have also matched fundraising efforts by £2,277.90 for every pound raised from monthly dress down days.

Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural, said: “We are delighted to have raised such an amount for the Donna Louise, a local charity close to many of our hearts, and one that offers so much to our local community.

“Bennetts will continue to support the hospice with their Christmas Jumper Day on December 8.”

Katie Tams, regional fundraiser at The Donna Louise, said: “The support of Bennett Architectural really makes a difference to the children, young adults and families, who rely on The Donna Louise, so on their behalf I’d like to say a big heartfelt thank you to everyone at the company.

“We have to raise £3.5 million each year to support more than 240 families from Staffordshire and Cheshire, with most of this coming from fundraising and donations.”