Local charity Nightingale House Hospice has been chosen by Chirk-based employees at Mondelēz International to receive a donation of £5,000.
Providing specialist palliative care services – completely free-of-charge – to patients and their families across the town, the charity will be granted the substantial figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.
Dedicated to supporting those who are living with a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, the hospice offers services including a 12-bed inpatient ward, a 15-patient daycare unit and an outpatient clinic, as well as occupational therapy, physiotherapy and ambulance service.
Nightingale House Hospice also provides a range of bereavement support as a specialist service for children and young adults. The £5,000 donation will contribute to the charity’s outreach service, enabling the hospice to provide vital care to the Chirk community.
Each year, Mondelēz International UK employees are invited to nominate wellbeing-related charities or projects close to their hearts, with the final shortlisted charities voted for by the wider workforce.
Callum Williams a technician at the Mondelēz International site in Chirk, nominated the charity to receive the £5,000 bursary. Callum said: “Nightingale House Hospice deliver incredible and vital work for our community and continuously affect so many individuals’ lives for the better.
“The charity is a safe place for so many people of all ages and they provide all kinds of support for our town, so I nominated them to receive the grant so they can continue the amazing work that they do.”
Christine Dukes, grants and trust fundraiser at Nightingale House Hospice, commented: “We’re delighted to have received this donation from The Cadbury Foundation. The generous contribution will help us to continue provide specialist palliative care services to the heart of our community.”
The Cadbury Foundation, which is celebrating its 85th birthday this year, was set up in 1935 in recognition of Richard and George Cadbury and their investment in the welfare of their employees and the local community. Across all Mondelēz International UK sites, £90,000 will be pledged for the ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ campaign.
Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International, said: “We’re extremely proud to be able to support the charities that are important to our employees through our ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.
“Nightingale House Hospice provide an invaluable service to those in need in Chirk, and we’re delighted to know that with The Cadbury Foundation’s help, they can continue delivering vital help to their local community.”