After a tough year for businesses and individuals, we reflect on the positives of 2020 with generous hearts. Following the announcement of the global pandemic, the impact on businesses worldwide has been unprecedented.
If we take some time to think about not-for-profit charities, the strain on these worthy causes has never been more evident. For non-government funded charities less than a third of their total costs are covered by local health budgets, which means they are only able to provide excellent care to patients and their families because of the generosity of the community.
Eric Bridgstock, a pioneer in polyethylene pipe jointing who sadly passed away in 2018 always found ways to give back to the community and annually held charity events to raise well-needed donations to local charities.
His wife Petra, and her daughters Gemma, Helen and Ginnie (pictured) maintain a keen interest and involvement in the Bridgstock Group and are pleased to be able to make this donation to a local cause that is dear to their hearts.
With this said and following a positive trading year the Bridgstock family have provided a generous donation of £40,000 to local charities.
Barbara-Anne Walker, Chief executive at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “On behalf of everyone here at Ashgate Hospicecare, I would like to thank the Bridgstock Group for their kind generosity, which is gratefully received as we face our most difficult winter yet.
Bluebell Wood Childre’s Hospice
Matthew Sheridan, Regional Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Bridgstock Group for their overwhelming generosity which will help us make magical memories with local children and families. “It’s been a challenging year in which much of our fundraising activity has been cancelled or postponed, so the kindness of phenomenal supporters like the Bridgstock Group is more important than ever.”
St Luke’s Sheffield’s Hospice
St Luke’s Director of Income, Media and Marketing Kathryn Burkitt said: “Petra and her family have been keen supporters of St Luke’s for many years.
“This very special donation comes at the end of a very difficult year and will make an enormous difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”