Published: 13 Apr 2015
Jennings Motor Group pledges on-going support to local hospice with £5K donation
Middlesbrough-based Teesside Hospice has received a cheque for the sum of £5,000 (five thousand pounds), from Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, which operates Ford, Kia, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships across the region.
Established in 1982, Teesside Hospice is partly funded by the NHS, but needs to raise just under £5,000 (five thousand pounds) each day of the year via its own resources, in order to provide specialist palliative care for local people suffering from advanced cancer and other life limiting illness.
The generous cheque donation will fund one full day of specialist care across all of the Hospice’s services, including Inpatient Care, Day Care Service, Outpatient clinic and Bereavement Counselling.
Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “Having worked closely with Teesside Hospice in the past, we already had a good working partnership with them.
“In addition to the donation, we have also agreed for the Hospice to be our nominated charity for 2015, so we are looking forward to working with the team on many future fundraising events.”
An official presentation took place at Jennings Ford’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, where Mr Khan handed over the cheque to Maureen Thompson, chief executive of Teesside Hospice.
Maureen Thompson, chief executive of Teesside Hospice, said; “We are delighted to have this support from Jennings. Already they have made a huge difference by donating £5,000 and we are very much looking forward to working in partnership with them to raise even more funds for Teesside Hospice. It is only with the support of businesses such as Jennings that we are able to deliver our care to local people who need it the most. On behalf of everyone at Teesside Hospice I would like to say a huge thank you!”
In addition to supporting Teesside Hospice, Jennings Motor Group will also be continuing to raise funds for The Emaan Foundation. A registered charity, which was set up by Nas Khan to help rebuild the lives of people affected by the devastating floods in 2010. Having already raised £120,000 (one hundred and twenty thousand pounds), a new appeal has just been launched to fund a new health centre.
For more information about Teesside Hospice, visit www.teessidehospice.org.
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