There were mixed emotions when Cedabond chairman and CEO Phil Martin presented a cheque for £4,000 to the Sue Ryder Foundation on behalf of the buying group.
He said: “Cedabond took the decision to support this particular charity after the sad passing of Malcolm Ball, a stalwart of the industry and a key member of the team at Cedabond member company Space Group. It is also a charity that is very close to my own heart.”
Martin continued: “Malcolm’s final days were spent at the Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham, part of the Sue Ryder foundation, and so sad though his passing is, Cedabond is pleased to be able to support this fantastic organisation, which not only does so much to care for those with terminal illnesses, but also provides support for family members during the most difficult of times.”
He presented the cheque to community fundraiser, Harjot Kaur, at the St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger, a Sue Ryder facility close to the buying consortium’s offices in Wyboston.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Sue Ryder foundation, Kaur said: “£4,000 can pay for 8 days of inpatient care in our IPU unit, which costs around £500 per day to run.
“Overall, the hospice needs to generate about 55% of its expenditure from fundraising, which equates to about £10,000 per day, so Cedabond’s generosity is much needed and most appreciated.”