Local businesses donate £12,000 to the Rowans
Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville has announced a three-phase project to transform the building and the services it provides for the next 25 years, and the aim is for the first phase to be completed by 2020.
Al’s Bar, Thomas Sanderson, Stride Limited and Solent Business Services are official corporate sponsors of the £7.5m fundraising appeal, which launched on in September.
Al’s Bar in Portchester have donated £6,000 to the cause, wanting to give a genuine charity the help it needed having known many people use the services they provide.
Thomas Sanderson, a blinds and shutters specialist based in Waterlooville, has donated £3,000 and the firm is also holding fundraising activities to match this figure. It has supported Rowans over the years through other donations, volunteer work and by providing new blinds and shutters for the Rowans Hospice Living Well Centre, which opened in 2016.
Stride Limited, an independent property and commercial insurance broker based in Denmead, has donated £2,500 to the Silver Jubilee Appeal. Staff are delighted to be supporting the Rowans.
Gosport firm Solent Business Service’s decision to support the appeal comes from a desire to help the community. Professional services director Philip Adams said: ‘As a company at the heart of the community in Hampshire, we are proud to be playing our part to support the Rowans Hospice, which does so much for our community.’
Any companies wishing to pledge support for the appeal can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the appeal and how to get involved, visit silverjubilee.rowanshospice.co.uk.