Jarrow business supports St Clare’s Hospice

With the donation are, from left, Sharon Jemma from DST, Pauline Jameson, St Clares Hospice Day Centre patient, Emma Hudson, from DST, Agnes Campbell, St Clares Hospice Day Care patient, and Caroline Breheny, St Clares Hospice fundraiser.
With the donation are, from left, Sharon Jemma from DST, Pauline Jameson, St Clares Hospice Day Centre patient, Emma Hudson, from DST, Agnes Campbell, St Clares Hospice Day Care patient, and Caroline Breheny, St Clares Hospice fundraiser.

A Jarrow hospice is celebrating after receiving gifts in kindness from a local business.

DST, a print, fulfilment and resource handling company based in the town, hosted a donation drive and cake sale event in honour of St Clare’s Hospice.

With the donation are, from left, Sharon Jemma from DST, Pauline Jameson, St Clares Hospice Day Centre patient, Emma Hudson, from DST, Agnes Campbell, St Clares Hospice Day Care patient, and Caroline Breheny, St Clares Hospice fundraiser.

With the donation are, from left, Sharon Jemma from DST, Pauline Jameson, St Clares Hospice Day Centre patient, Emma Hudson, from DST, Agnes Campbell, St Clares Hospice Day Care patient, and Caroline Breheny, St Clares Hospice fundraiser.

The event raised more than £300 as well as a substantial collection of books, crafts and games which have been donated to the patients in the hospice’s day care unit, retail outlets and fundraising department.

DST, which has more than 100 employees, has been supporting St Clare’s throughout the year by hosting a variety of fundraising events.

Sharon Jemma, response handling team leader at DST, said: “We enjoy doing the fundraising activities for St Clare’s and plan to continue to fundraise for the charity in the future with a savoury bake sale planned for November as well as providing a number of our employees with the opportunity to volunteer at the hospice.”

St Clare’s fundraising officer Caroline Breheny said: “We are delighted with the donations that we have received from DST, and overwhelmed by the kindness of the organisations employees.”

St Clare’s Hospice has to secure £1.4million from donations and fundraising each year and aims to work with businesses in the local area in flexible ways which suit their needs.

Financial donations will be allocated to running cost of its eight bedded in-patient facility, which offers not only end of life care but also a respite service, day centre unit and a range of complementary therapies.

For more information call 0191 529 7111 or visit www.stclareshospice.co.uk/support-us/corporate-support