Medical firm pledges support to Thorpe Hall Hospice

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

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A firm has announced a new partnership with Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Medical devices manufacturer Coloplast has committed to a target of £10,000 to raise throughout the year with £3,000 having already been raised from various activities.

The partnership comes amid the loss of two long serving members of staff to cancer one of whom, Karen Bell, received end of life care from the Peterborough hospice.

Coloplast UK Charter lead Susan Sheppard said: “Sue Ryder is a charity that many employees of Coloplast have close to our hearts and we hope to raise as much as we can for this really worthwhile cause.

“Last year we lost two long serving and much loved colleagues to cancer; one of whom was cared for at the excellent Sue Ryder hospice in Peterborough. “This partnership is in memory of them and is especially apt as Sue Ryder celebrates 25 years delivering excellent care at Thorpe Hall.”

Thorpe Hall Hospice fundraiser Nilesh Patel said: “We are delighted to have the support of Coloplast for the next 12 months and are really excited about the plans the team has to raise funds for Thorpe Hall.”