Hospice gets £3,000 donation to fund newsletter

HELPING HAND ... Alex Hughes, left, site leader at Rohm and Haas, with Brian Brown of St Clare's Hospice.
HELPING HAND ... Alex Hughes, left, site leader at Rohm and Haas, with Brian Brown of St Clare's Hospice.

A SOUTH Tyneside hospice can continue spreading the news thanks to a kind donation.

Rohm and Haas, in Jarrow, has donated £3,000 to St Clare’s Hospice to help cover the cost of producing the charity’s newsletter.

By supporting the newsletter, we can enable St Clare’s to raise community awareness of its services in a practical manner, and assist in securing additional funds through increased coverage and publicity.

Alex Hughes, Rohm and Haas

This is the third year that the firm, part of the Dow Chemical Company, has made a donation towards the newsletter, which keeps supporters informed about all its activities and achievements.

The hospice, in Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, provides palliative care to the people of South Tyneside with life-limiting illnesses.

Marie Campbell, hospice fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted that Rohm and Haas have been able to make this donation towards the cost of printing our newsletter for the third-year running.

“Although our newsletter is costly to produce, it is an important tool to enable us to stay in touch with our local community, so this donation really does make a difference to us. Rohm and Haas has supported the hospice for many years, in various ways, and we are very grateful to have their support.”

Alex Hughes, site leader at the Jarrow chemical plant, said: “We are always happy to support St Clare’s Hospice as they provide an invaluable service to the local community, supporting families during a time of need.

“By supporting the newsletter, we can enable St Clare’s to raise community awareness of its services in a practical manner, and assist in securing additional funds through increased coverage and publicity.

“Dow is proud to be a continuing partner of St Clare’s Hospice.”

Anyone who would like to support the hospice or subscribe to the newsletter should go to www.stclareshospice.co.uk, or call 451 6400 for more information.

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