Our Corporate Partners West Country Windows We are very happy to announce that West Country Windows has chosen to support St. Margaret’s Hospice in 2018. The family business has kindly donated £11,000 to help fund a variety of initiatives throughout the year. They are also a headline sponsor for our dazzling new event, The Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 20 May 2018. Tim Earle, Director of West Country Windows, said “We are delighted to be able to support St Margaret’s. All of us, at some point in our lives, will know someone with a life-limiting illness. Whether they be friends or loved ones, all will need care and support. The skill, dedication and compassion of St Margaret’s staff is a shining example of this.“ Gibbins Richards Gibbins Richards kindly sponsored both our 2016 and 2017 Bubble Rush. This year they are our headline sponsor for our dazzling new event, The Glitter Run at Taunton Racecourse on Saturday 16 June 2018. Mark Gibbins, Director of Gibbins Richards, said “We chose St. Margaret’s Hospice as our Charity of the Year and sponsored the Bubble Rush in 2016 and 2017. We are continuing to support the hospice this year by being the headline sponsor for The Glitter Run at Taunton Racecourse. St. Margaret's Hospice is a charity that is geographically relevant to all three of our offices, and is a highly respected Somerset charity with strong name awareness that all three directors hold in very high regard. "Obviously the principal objective in supporting St. Margaret's is the desire, as local business owners, to ‘give something back’. Our business is only sustainable due to our local economy and population and it is all too easy to conduct business, bank the money, and to then forget that we are all part of our local community. As such, we all have a responsibility to take care of one another in some way. St. Margaret’s Hospice is therefore a wholly appropriate and worthy cause for us to support. "From a staff perspective, having the opportunity to involve staff in fundraising has proven to be highly beneficial in terms of being able to take them away from the daily work routine as well as for team building. Bubble Rush proved to be a fantastic event for staff; they all had a great time, mixed with colleagues from other offices and allowed us, as owners, to offer genuine praise for their willingness to give up their spare time on a Sunday.” The Bicycle Chain The Bicycle Chain are kind sponsors of St. Margaret's Great Somerset Cycle event. Paul Kenchington, owner of The Bicycle Chain, said "As a local family-run cycle business, our aim is to support and grow cycling in Somerset no matter what level of riding, from a child's first bike to professional athletes. "The role of St. Margaret's Hospice in our community is one we are very proud to support. The work St. Margaret's carry out helps so many local families and we are very fortunate to have this facility on our doorsteps. "Cycling through the beautiful Somerset countryside, supporting a great cause and riding with other like-minded cyclists will all add up to a truly memorable day." Barclays Mark Hexton, Taunton Hub Leader, said "The whole story behind St. Margaret's Hospice and the way they provide care is so inspiring. We are excited about the opportunities of working with St. Margaret’s Hospice as our chosen charity for 2017. There are a number of initiatives that we will be able to support going forward, and we look forward to engaging all of our branches around future events." Spillers Rob Durie, Sales Director, said ”We really had a great day at the Colour Run, especially as we were able to use paint which matched our company brand! There was a great deal of competitive paint throwing and the staff had great fun. Our banner flags could be seen from a long way off so it was also a good awareness opportunity. The company nominated St. Margaret's Hospice as its chosen charity in memory of their founder Andrew Durie, who passed away in January 2015." Wyke Farms Christie Davis-Weaver, Sales and Marketing, said "Supporting the Colour Run event was a no-brainer for us. Promoting local produce to local people, in a style that fits our company ethics." Clarks International Paul Spencer, Customer Care Manager, said “Clarks are happy to sponsor the St. Margaret’s Colour Run for the third year in succession to help support a charity that delivers care to so many people in the community in which we live and work. "It’s a great, fun day with a real community atmosphere, even if you do find yourself washing paint out of your hair for days to follow!” Swinton Insurance Cara Rose, Branch Manager, said "We chose to support St. Margaret’s Hospice as our Swinton Insurance Charity Partner for 2017, and sponsor their volunteer workwear because of the charity's strong links to our local communities, where our involvement can extend outside of the branches and into local events and initiatives." Stokes Partners LLP Brendan Pang, Managing Partner at Stokes Partners LLP, “St. Margaret’s Hospice is at the heart of the community and having selected them as our Charity of the Year for 2016, it is a cause that we really want to get behind. “St. Margaret’s reflects our own ethics of dedication, care and support and we look forward to getting involved in their campaigns and fun events such as the Colour Run.” A-Plan Insurance Scott Allen, Branch Manager at A-Plan Yeovil, said "Thousands of people already appreciate the fantastic work that the team at St. Margaret's do and if we can help raise more awareness and get more people involved then that's great. A-Plan Insurance in Yeovil is delighted to support St. Margaret's Hospice and I hope that our fete sponsorship and donations go a little way to making a big difference." Hunt's Foodservice Richard Hunt, Managing Director of Hunt's Foodservice, said "Hunt's have been supporting local charities for generations however this year we have focused on supporting St. Margaret's Hospice. It's a brilliant local charity which is at the heart of our community. They have helped many of our staff and I am excited to partner with them and help raise funds for their work." Queenswood Natural Foods Nicki Stribley, Sales Director of Queenswood Natural Foods, said "We are very proud to be supporting St. Margaret's Hospice. It's a charity which supports the local community and focuses on quality of life for both individuals and their whole families. It's inspiring to see the difference St. Margaret's Hospice makes and we hope we can help make a difference."