• Pendleside Hospice scoops Not-for-Profit accolade at Red Rose Awards

Pendleside Hospice scoops Not-for-Profit accolade at Red Rose Awards

Pendleside Hospice staff are celebrating after taking home a Red Rose Award in the Not-for-Profit business category.

 

The hospice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was recognised for its ‘fantastic balance of care delivery, fundraising and community engagement’.

The Red Rose Awards, which celebrate Lancashire business successes, were held on Thursday 8th March at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The judges said: “Pendleside offers a fantastic balance of care delivery, fundraising and community engagement. Innovative programmes are implemented to engage with business partners and the wider Burnley and Pendle communities. Huge achievements in the last 12 months include winning the National Innovation in Charity Award with support from online fashion giant Boohoo.”

The Reedley-based hospice was noted for its Corporate Challenge initiative which last year saw 28 local businesses raise more than £97,016 - believed to be the most money raised by a hospice in the UK through a corporate challenge initiative.

The initiative see businesses go head-to-head to raise the most money for the hospice through various fundraising activities.

Helen McVey, Pendleside Hospice Chief Executive said: “To be recognised for our work not just in the hospice, but in the wider community, is a real honour, especially as we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

“Everything we do at Pendleside is a real team effort, and we couldn’t do it without our dedicated and hard-working staff, our fantastic army of volunteers who give hours of unpaid time and the local community who have provided endless support for the past 30 years.”