Choosing two charities to support over the next 12 months wasn’t something we took lightly. A survey was conducted over one week asking all employees of Crown Gas & Power to look over our six options, which focused on four themes that are important to us all: children, end of life care, local to us and mental health.
We understood that some charities would hit home more than others to individual people so opened it up to a voting system – but this did not mean that any of the options were less important if not chosen. Bury Hospice and Rochdale and District Mind were our two chosen charities and we are proud to be supporting both of them during August 2021 – July 2022.
They provide Inpatient Care, Outreach Community Service, Bereavement Services and have two Christie Clinics that work from the Hospice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays providing phlebotomy and chemotherapy. Bury Hospice has continued to develop their supportive care services over the last three decades – responding proactively to what their community needs.
As a charity that costs £2.9m to run each year, they have to raise 82% of the funds they need to run the Hospice through community support – every donation makes a difference:
To make a donation to Bury Hospice, please click here.
Rochdale and District Mind is independent in their funding and is not the same as National Mind but are affiliated and work with them nationally. They provide support that is needed locally in the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale area.
They exist to ensure that people do not face mental health issues alone and can lead their lives free from stigma and discrimination. Here’s how donations help:
⦁ £5 = a three minute phone call with an information worker
⦁ £10 = 10 mental health information booklets
⦁ £50 = a support group for people dealing with mental health problems
⦁ £100 = a mental health awareness course for 10 people
To make a donation to Rochdale and District Mind, please click here.