Harrogate district business raises money for Saint Michael's Hospice

A Harrogate district business raising money for Saint Michael’s Hospice has described how it has always held the charity “close to our hearts”.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 2:37 pm

It comes as the Harrogate Advertiser Leap Year Appeal with Saint Michael’s Hospice this February aims to raise £15,500 to cover the cost of an extra day of care this leap year.

Staff at HACS Construction Ltd, based in Ripley, are taking part in lots of events over the year to raise money for Saint Michael’s, including cake sales, casual dress days, a personal ‘Make it March’ challenge month, a company challenge of completing the Total Warrior 12k run, and a special anniversary party in November.

HACS has been fundraising for Saint Michael's as part of its 35th anniversary year.

The fundraising, which started in January of this year, is aiming to raise £10,000 for the charity as part of HACS’ 35th anniversary year.

HACS, who are also members of the Saint Michael’s Guild of Patrons initiative, have chosen to raise money for the charity as many of its employees have a personal connection. Commercial Director Eddie Ashworth said: “We have always had Saint Michael’s close to our hearts, and as a local company with over 100 employees, many of our colleagues and their families have had experience and the benefit of services provided by Saint Michael’s.

“We’re proud to be raising money for Saint Michael’s – a vital local charity offering care and support to those living with terminal illness and bereavement – and we are looking forward to hitting our £10,000 target through our year of fundraising.”

If you would like to donate to the Harrogate Advertiser Leap Year Appeal, call 01423 878 628 or visit the dedicated JustGiving page by clicking here.