H&B raises record £95,000 for children’s hospice

Holland & Barrett has handed over a cheque for £95,000 to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice – the largest single amount the charity has received from a corporate event.

The health food retailer hosted a charity golf and ball which was supported by staff, suppliers and brand ambassadors Gethin Jones and Martin Corry. In addition Leicester Tigers players Ben Kay and Tim Stimpson also attended to show their support.

NBTY Europe (Holland & Barrett’s parent company) chief executive Peter Aldis paid a visit to the Leicestershire-based hospice, which serves children and their families living in the East Midlands, to have a look around, meet the children and see what a difference these valuable funds mean.

He said: “It was wonderful to visit the hospice and see the work that goes on to provide these children and young people with valuable support and care. The facility offers much needed respite for families with children suffering from life limiting illnesses as well as providing end of life care. They take this care one step further and offer a homely environment which enables these young people to enjoy experiences they not otherwise get to participate in.”

All of Holland & Barrett’s suppliers were invited to attend the event which was held at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel. They took part in a golf competition, clay pigeon shoot or  pampering spa day. The day’s events were followed by an evening ball and auction where prizes donated by suppliers raised much needed funds for Rainbows.

Picture: Holland & Barrett chief exec Peter Aldis with Rainbows clinical nurse specialist Lynne De Melo