Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Staff raise £184,000 for hospice charity

Staff raise £184,000 for hospice charity

HENLEY investment management company Invesco raised £184,000 for Helen & Douglas House last year.

The money will pay for four nurses to look after terminally ill children from across eight counties, including Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and parts of London.

A cheque was presented by Claire Myers, charity and community support manager at the company, to Clare Periton, chief executive of Helen & Douglas House, and Alexanda Harvey, 11, a patient at the Oxford hospice.

Helen & Douglas House was Invesco’s charity of the year during which the company organised fund-raising events, including Waistcoat Wednesday and Invesco Island, where 16 employees camped on a remote Welsh island for 36 hours, raising £24,000.

The charity also provided donation stations throughout Invesco’s UK offices.

Nicola Wilson, of Helen & Douglas House, said: “Invesco has been an incredible organisation to partner with. Nothing has been too much trouble and the teams have got involved with a huge number of activities from bake sales and sporting events through to handling calls for our radiothon event. We are so grateful for the support they have given us.

Claire Myers said: “The partnership was a great cultural fit and the charity became integrated into the business, making it possible for Invesco to partner with them in so many ways. The strength of the partnership was reflected in the amount our staff raised.”

Pictured, left to right, are Claire Myers, Clare Periton, Alexanda Harvey and Nicola Wilson

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