Thorne Widgery back vital hospice service with charity of the year selection

Advancing its mission to support the local community, Herefordshire and Shropshire accountancy firm, Thorne Widgery, has named St Michael’s Hospice as its chosen charity for 2024.

Providing services to patients with a terminal illness and their families, the charity and has touched the lives of many people from its Hereford base and beyond.

In addition to inpatient care, the hospice also provides home care, day services, respite and other carer support, bereavement services and a free 24-hour support line which allows patients to access clinical advice and other support.

Despite receiving some NHS funding, the charity relies on community and commercial donations for 80 per cent of its budget – making partnerships with local businesses an essential part of its ongoing work.

Thorne Widgery enters the partnership with a long tradition of delivering for local charities with its fundraising activities.

It has also sent a number of eager representatives to external events which raise funding and awareness for good causes.

Its most recent activities include sponsoring local sports teams, a mental health charity event, supporting careers events and apprenticeship opportunities, and a much-appreciated collection for Hereford Food Bank.

“We’re honoured to be able to support this incredible charity,” said Daniel Crowther, Chief Executive Officer at Thorne Widgery.

“St Michael’s Hospice does invaluable work for patients and families. So many local people have been supported by them through the most difficult time of their lives – something which is only possible through donations and community support.

“We look forward to kicking off our fundraising soon and urge everyone, in the office and beyond, to get involved!”