Based in Stoke on Trent, the hospice was established in 1973 and provides care to adults across North Staffordshire who have a palliative or end of life diagnosis. The hospice provides this support free of charge each day and assists those living with illnesses such as cancer, heart failure and motor neurone disease.
The hospice is locally funded and it costs in the region of £12 million per year for the services to be provided, with 75% of this coming from fundraising. Advantis is delighted to announce that the climb raised a total of £1,724 for the hospice.
As the highest mountain in Wales, Mt. Snowdon stands at 3,560 feet and 22 of Advantis’ employees ascended to the summit.
Alex Ward-Brassington, Fundraising Manager at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, commented:
“Without the support of local businesses such as Advantis, we could not continue to provide the care that Douglas Macmillan Hospice, or Dougie Mac, is so well known for. Dougie Mac provides care free of charge to over 3,000 patients and families every year, whether that is here at the hospice in Blurton or out in communities all over North Staffordshire. A heartfelt thank you to those at Advantis who took on this challenge and raised over £1,700 for Douglas Macmillan Hospice.”
Mark Webb, Advantis’ Managing Director, who took part in the climb, advised:
“At Advantis, we regularly fund-raise and supporting charities is something that is very important to us. As a charity local to Advantis, Douglas Macmillan Hospice offers support within the community in which we operate and we are thrilled that we are able to give something back to the hospice. We are extremely proud of our employees who took part in the challenge and grateful to all those who sponsored the event.”