Dodworth-based financial planners Lifetime have generated a ‘wealth’ of funds through their continued support of the hospice.
The firm has raised £18,422 since 2010, with the majority coming from its successful referral scheme. The total has also been boosted through sponsorship of our mascot, Oscar, and of the annual hospice Golf Day, which returns to Silkstone Golf Club on Friday 18 May.
William Bottomley, co-director of Lifetime, said: “When we were looking to adopt a local charity back in 2010, Barnsley Hospice was a bit of a no-brainer for us. Every one of us in the business has been touched by them in some way, and they are at the centre of community life here in Barnsley, so it was a perfect match for us to support them.
“It was fantastic to be told that we’ve raised over £18,000 so far and in the next few years, our aim is to double that. We have a great relationship with Barnsley Hospice and it’s a brilliant connection to have.”
Every time a new client is introduced to Lifetime, the company donates ten per cent of initial fees generated on new transactions to the hospice.
Simon Atkinson, corporate fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, said: “The support from Lifetime over the last few years has been incredible, but it was still a surprise when we totted up their total and realised they’ve donated over £18,000.
“From 2010 when they made their first donation of £250 in lieu of company Christmas cards, to today’s brilliantly successful referral scheme and their continued sponsorship of our Golf Day, we’re extremely grateful for everything they do for us. We’d like to say a big, big thank you to everyone at Lifetime on behalf of all the staff and volunteers.”
Lifetime have sponsored the Barnsley Hospice Golf Day every year since 2012. For more information about the event, which costs £45 per person or £180 for a team of four, visit our event page.