Silentnight Beds has become the first company to join Reedley-based Pendleside Hospice’s newly launched Corporate Patron scheme.
The Barnoldswick-based business became the first business to pledge its support after Richard Logan chief operations officer attended a leaders’ lunch at Pendleside in November and they made the decision to become a platinum member for Pendleside’s 30th Anniversary year of 2018.
Christina Cope, fundraising manager at Pendleside Hospice said: “Silentnight are helping to fund specialist palliative and end of life care for patients and support for their families during times of great difficulties.
“Joining our patron scheme is a wonderful way to show support for Pendleside. All our Patrons will receive a number of benefits, but the real benefit will be knowing they are helping to fund specialist care for patients and their families when their need is greatest.”
Ian Fortune, operations process improvement and industrial engineering manager, said: “Silentnight is proud to support Pendleside in caring for people in our community when they need it most. The Corporate Patron scheme is an easy and effective way of sustaining the charity with the ever increasing demand for its services”.
Tracy Smith, who works as a laboratory manager at Silentnight Barnoldswick, said: “Many of our employees knew some of our work colleagues who were cared for at the hospice. Paul Rawcliffe was a respected colleague who used the hospice, and as recently as last year Mark Metcalf sadly passed away in their care. On a personal note, my grandmother Brenda Shackleton was also looked after at Pendleside and I know it was a great comfort to my family to know she was so well cared for there”.
As part of the hospice’s 30th anniversary celebrations, hospice staff are calling on 30 businesses to sign up to the patron scheme as part of their ‘Help Us Fund the Future’ campaign.