City Hospice has set a fundraising challenge for businesses and community organisations to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary.

The charity was established in 1984 to provide community palliative care to the people of Cardiff. Over the four decades since its inception, City Hospice’s services have expanded to meet the needs of its patients, families and the wider community.

In addition to home-based specialist palliative care for patients with life-limiting and terminal illnesses, the charity now offers welfare advice, complementary therapies, counselling and bereavement support.

To help City Hospice celebrate its 40th year and continue to care for Cardiff, businesses and community groups are being invited to take part in the 40 Charity Challenge and make a significant impact.

Each business or organisation that takes part in the challenge will be provided with £40, which has kindly been donated by sponsor Hodge Bank. Participants will then have until November to transform their £40 into a minimum of £1600 through creative and innovative fundraising.

An awards lunch will be held at the end of the year to recognise the achievements and fundraising efforts of participating businesses, organisations and community groups.

A number of local businesses including Apple Cardiff, Carter Lauren Construction, CPS Group, Effective Communication, Hilton Hotel, Isla Alexander Estate Agents, Jellyfish, Richard Andrews Architects, Route Media, Space2B at the Maltings, St David’s Centre and Wessex Garages have signed up for the challenge.

Sophie Mear, Office Manager at Space2B at the Maltings, said: “We are delighted to be supporting City Hospice as our charity of the year throughout 2024. Space2B at the Maltings is home to 130 businesses employing some 600 people, so we are only too aware that some of our families, whether tenants, colleagues or suppliers will sadly be affected by cancer or other life-limiting illness.

“We will do as much as we can to raise vital funds through the year, and we will be encouraging our tenants to take part in the 40 Charity Challenge being funded by Hodge Bank. This is what makes The Maltings special; that sense of community, which our late founder Nick Williams OBE always instilled in us from the very beginning. We are very happy to support City Hospice to continue his legacy.”

Nicky Piper, Corporate Partnerships Manager at City Hospice, said: “It is fantastic to see so many businesses already signing up to take on the 40 Charity Challenge in our anniversary year. From bake sales and bingo nights to skydives and team hikes, the fundraising possibilities for this challenge are endless and we can’t wait to see what those taking part decide to do!

“Our work, caring for our patients and families, would not be possible without the support of our local community, businesses and supporters. We hope this challenge provides participants with the opportunity to have fun and be creative, while making a difference to the lives of so many in the city.”

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