£11,973 fundraised for St Catherine’s Hospice

Thakeham has raised a grand total of £11,973 in the last year for St Catherine’s Hospice, a longstanding local charity partner. A busy fundraising schedule for 2021 concluded with Thakeham donating furniture and interior décor accessories from its range of show homes across Sussex and Surrey for resale in St Catherine’s local shops.

A longstanding local charity partner

Thakeham has taken part in many fundraising events over the years on behalf of St Catherine’s. We were previously the Headline Sponsor of the HeART to Heart trail and took part in the Dragon Boat Race on behalf of the organisation. We were thrilled to be able to donate furniture and interior décor accessories from our show homes for St Catherine’s to sell in their local shops.

Giles Tomsett, Chief Executive of St Catherine’s Hospice, said:

Our sincere thanks go to Thakeham and their fantastic team for supporting St Catherine’s, especially throughout this challenging year. Their help makes a real difference to local people and their families, and to our own teams – who are comforted to know we have supporters like Thakeham standing together with us.

Working in collaboration

Thakeham is working in close collaboration with St Catherine’s Hospice to support the delivery of the charity’s new hospice building at our flagship Woodgate development in Pease Pottage, in 2023. Thakeham has gifted over £2m towards its construction, including an essential boost of £600,000 in a joint donation by Thakeham and housing association Abri towards securing family facilities. The new hospice will have 24 beds and allow for the provision of enhanced services across West Sussex and East Surrey.

Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham Group, said:

Supporting local businesses and charities is really important to Thakeham and we’re very proud to continue our partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice. Raising much-needed funds through the sale of furniture and accessories from our show homes is a fun and effective way to raise money, but it also means that our furniture is recycled and used again in line with our commitment to sustainability. Making this donation has been a real highlight to round out 2021!

Our ambition is not just to deliver homes, but to enhance existing communities and create thriving new ones. St Catherine’s Hospice is at the heart of the local community – often hidden from the public eye but each day providing incredible care and support to many families. We look forward to welcoming the St Catherine’s team and their residents to Woodgate next year.

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