Babcock Women’s Network raise nearly £6,000 in the first six months

Babcock Women’s Network is celebrating a successful partnership with St Luke’s Hospice, raising vital funds for patient care.

St Luke’s has been nominated by Babcock Women’s Network to be its charity partner for the coming year, having already raised more than £5,800 in the first six months.

Since nominating St Luke’s as its charity of the year in December, Babcock Women’s Network has had a productive six months, filled with a number of successful and exciting fundraising events.

The latest was a Fun Run which took place in May, with more than 300 people taking part. After the event, Babcock Women’s Network presented St Luke’s with a cheque for £5867 which will go towards helping the charity deliver its’ specialist care services within the local community.

Since launching in September, Babcock Women’s Network started its fundraising activities with a bake sale across the site, raising over £2,100. This was followed by fundraising efforts by the second-year business apprentices who raised more than £3,000 with a Christmas themed day, where they sold merchandise and encouraged everyone to wear festive jumpers.

Babcock International Group is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation.

Tina Brinkworth, the chair of Babcock Women’s Network, said, “On behalf of the Babcock Women’s Network, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in the fundraising activities we have hosted to date. Without support from the staff based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, we would not be in a position to donate this significant sum, which I have no doubt, will make a huge difference to cancer sufferers and their families. “I am delighted that St Luke’s Hospice is our chosen charity partner and we look forward to continue working closely with them in the coming months to help even more people in need.”

Nicola Keen, corporate fundraiser at St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, said, “Thank you so much to Babcock Women’s Network who have nominated us as its charity partner for the coming year. Through their generous fundraising it means we can continue to provide end of life care to the people who need it in our local community. Our corporate partners help to make such a big contribution to the £4 million that we need to raise each and every year, so that our nurses, doctors and social care teams can continue to provide vital care to people at home, in hospital and at our specialist unit at Turnchapel.”

First published in the Plymouth Shopper – June 2017

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