29 April, 2019
WEEK commencing 15th April saw the annual Alice House Hospice Purple Week get underway. It is a week where businesses in and around Hartlepool raise as much money as possible in support of its local hospice.
The hospice provides care, comfort, and support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses or the death of a loved one.
As Utility Alliance’s registered charity, our amazing staff dug deep into their pockets and managed to raise over £1,500!
Before the week began Utility Alliance had already hit the £1,000 mark from an auction of the directors’ parking spaces, along with the brilliant effort of Chief Operating Officer Phill Moore who managed to raise over £700 from staff soaking him with buckets of water.
The money giving didn’t stop there as staff also paid to come into work dressed down for the week.
Amy Cowan, PR and Marketing Assistant for Utility Alliance, said: “It never fails to amaze me what generous and hard working staff we have here at Utility Alliance.
“We always try to raise as much money as possible to support the incredible work the guys at the hospice do, but to reach such a vast amount of money over five days was just outstanding.
“We had one staff member purchase a parking space for over £100 – and he doesn’t even know how to drive!”
Greg Hildreth, who helps coordinate the annual event for Alice House Hospice, added: “This year’s Purple Week was our biggest to date and Hospice patrons Utility Alliance played a very large role in this success.
“The company worked with us on the branding and promotion of the project and fully embraced the week with staff at all levels taking part and raising funds.
“It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm, and we are very grateful for the ongoing warmth and support towards Hospice patients.”
To find out how you could get involved and help support the hospice please visit their website here.