Yeovil based double glazing firm West Country Windows has chosen to partner with St. Margaret’s Hospice in 2018 as part of an arrangement that sees the family business donate £11,000 to help fund a variety of initiatives throughout the year. Directors Ken Ashplant and Tim Earle chose St. Margaret’s after a presentation from the charity which revealed the true cost of the service that supports one in three people in Somerset during their life time. Tim Earle commented, “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. We learned it costs £12 million a year to run St. Margaret’s and every year the charity has to raise around £9.5 million to make sure the people of Somerset continue to benefit from the marvellous service it offers. It was an obvious choice to decide to give our support to this organisation.”
This year West Country Windows will be headline sponsor at a spectacular new event to be staged by the charity and which is sure to attract a lot of attention. The Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse will be a major fund raiser for St. Margaret’s.
West Country Windows is also funding prizes for two raffle draws during the year, sponsoring the 2018 Christmas newsletter and paying for all volunteer’s printed tee-shirts to make sure everyone is branded with the St. Margaret’s Hospice logo!
Sadie Ellison, corporate partnerships manager at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to welcome West Country Windows on board as a valued corporate partner.
“As a charity, we rely on the generous support of our local community and businesses. This sponsorship will make a real difference in enabling St. Margaret’s Hospice to continue caring for 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses in Somerset this year.
“There’s already been huge excitement about our Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday, 20th May. We look forward to West Country Windows joining us on the day as our headline sponsor and being part of the first event of its kind in the UK.”
West Country Windows is one of a handful of Somerset manufacturers with a business that is still run by two of the same directors who set it up in 1977; it holds a particularly unique position in the double glazing sector.