All across the country, millions of NHS staff, carers, and other frontline workers are making a heroic effort to help get the nation through the coronavirus pandemic.
But it’s important not to forget about others doing amazing work in these incredibly difficult circumstances – like the staff of Sue Ryder hospices, who are providing vital end-of-life care to thousands of people.
Unfortunately, Sue Ryder are among the many excellent charities struggling to raise crucial funds during the coronavirus lockdown.
Their shops, a hugely important source of income, have been forced to close, and major fundraising events like the London Marathon have been cancelled or postponed.
Now more than ever, they need support if they’re going to continue providing expert healthcare to some of the UK’s most vulnerable people – and that’s why hardware suppliers Window Ware are doing whatever they can to help.
Given the nationwide shortage of gloves, facemasks and other personal protective equipment, Window Ware have already donated theirs – with Trade Counter Assistant Andrew taking round 80 boxes of gloves and the company’s last box of facemasks to their local Sue Ryder hospice in Moggerhanger.
But now the Bedfordshire firm is going further, encouraging staff to fundraise at home by taking part in the 2.6 Challenge, established following the cancellation of the London Marathon.
The Window Ware team members have been coming up with all sorts of inventive ways to raise money for Sue Ryder – and you can support their efforts by visiting their Just Giving page, or by heading to www.sueryder.org/donate and donating directly.
“We’re extremely proud to support the fantastic work of St John’s Hospice,” comments Window Ware Managing Director Sam Nuckey.
“Our staff have voted to make it our chosen charity for two years running, and now it’s more important than ever that the community rallies round to help it through this extremely challenging period.
“We want to encourage everyone who’s able to donate to them, and the other hugely deserving organisations all around the country who are currently struggling for funds.
“If we support them now, we can continue to benefit from their dedication and expertise for many years to come.”