Continuing to Support Ashgate Hospicecare

Charities around the UK have been hit hard in recent years with the COVID-19 pandemic. Never before have charities struggled so much with organising events and raising money.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments outline our responsibility to our local community and as needs change around us due to the pandemic so does our focus too.

In order to address these changing needs, we took on Ashgate Hospicecare as the charity that we support in our fundraising activities since the pandemic started in order to help Ashgate continue to support those who are living with a life-limiting illness, caring for someone who is or grieving the death of a loved one. Ashgate provides invaluable services to the local community that has had an affect on so many of our team working from our Matlock HQ.

Their far-reaching support and care for those who are extremely vulnerable in society makes them a very worthy cause anyway. Indeed, for many years now, we have offered the use of our signs around the local area for appeals to help raise publicity, as well as help them manage the traffic and with road closures for events such as the annual Sparkle Walk.

So far this year, the value of support MVIS has provided Ashgate Hospicecare through our signs has been £8,071 including delivery!

Anne Ashman, Commercial and Operations Director comments “Ashgate Hospicecare is an integral part of the local community and as difficult as the pandemic has been for everyone, we absolutely can’t lose sight of our commitments to our community. This was – and still is – a time when the community needs to band together to help those who have helped us for so many years. We are proud of the part we continue to play in supporting Ashgate.”

David Storer, Event Fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare added, “Anne and the team have provided VMS’s for multiple events and appeals that have really helped to raise the awareness of Ashgate Hospice and the vital end of life care that we provide across North Derbyshire.”

He continued, “MVIS are a pleasure to work with. They are always on hand to provide support across all of our fundraising events and go above and beyond to offer solutions that enhance our reach and help us to promote our brand across the region.”

Ashgate Hospicecare will go on to be our Christmas Charity again for a 2nd year running, and we have lots of exciting fundraising ideas on the cards this year, adding to the Bake Off we have recently finished, as well as the Car boot sale and the 17 mile High Peak Trail Walk completed by our UK Group Commercial and Operations Director, Anne Ashman earlier in the year.