STAFF and patients at Woking Hospice have welcomed a New Year’s lift from some dedicated cyclists.
Staff at Mustang Engineering started supporting the charity in 2014 by entering two teams into the RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge. The teams settled on raising funds for a local charity in mid-2014 and, having heard about the hospice’s vital work, decided to lend a hand.
Mustang provide design, engineering and automation and control services for on- and off-shore oil and gas production facilities – at their St Andrew’s House headquarters in Woking.
On the last day of December Corporate Fundraiser for the hospice, Anita Avery, accompanied by Melissa Stock from the Events Team, paid the firm a visit to collect the riders’ donations in the form of a cheque worth £1,554.
“I have been overwhelmed by Mustang Engineering’s drive and enthusiasm, and hope that our partnership will continue to grow,” said Anita.
“They worked so hard ahead of the challenge and really showed off their amazing pedal power and team spirit, which was such a joy to see.”
Money raised through such sponsorship arrangements as this one go toward funding all aspects of hospice care. Never was that more evident than just before the festive break, when Woking Hospice Day Care patients and staff celebrated Christmas in style with a feast of food and live music.
Eighteen patients were at the party and enjoyed the sounds of a guitar duo from ‘Music in Hospitals’, while volunteer therapist Karen also played her violin.
Staff ensured there were plenty of laughs around the tables, which were adorned with centrepieces made by the patients themselves.