Kent-based car dealer Motorline Group has donated £30,000 across three local hospices.
Motorline Group chairman Glen Obee presented the three Kent hospices - Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury, Hospice in the Weald in Pembury and the Heart of Kent Hospice in Maidstone - with cheques of £10,000 each, at a recent presentation at its Renault, Hyundai and Maserati showroom in Parkwood, Maidstone.
Motorline Group chairman Glen Obee said: “We have supported the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury for a number of years. This year we have decided to widen our scope of support across Kent by supporting two further hospices, in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells areas. Motorline was founded in Kent and although we have grown to cover other parts of the UK, we feel it is vitally important we give something back to our community and in this case something that will directly benefit local patient comfort and care.”
Corporate fundraising manager at Hospice in the Weald Sara Clark said: “We are so grateful for the support of Motorline. Every donation we receive, no matter the size, makes such a difference. As a local charity we rely heavily on support from and in our community to help us reach the £6 million we need to raise every year to provide our vital services, care and support to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.”
Heart of Kent Hospice has 10 beds at its in-patient unit which care for adults aged 18 and over. It looks after around 350 families from Maidstone and Malling each week, helping around 1,000 individual families every year.
Hospice in the Weald cares for over 3,000 patients every year through its In-Patient Unit of 15 beds, Hospice Day Service, Hospice in the Home Service, Counselling and Lymphoedema Services.
Pilgrims Hospices has been providing end of life care and support for patients with a range of life limiting illnesses and their families across East Kent for more than 33 years, caring for more than 2,300 patients each year.
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