St. Rocco’s Hospice has been blown away by the level of support they receive from the local community and is delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year by Ingevity.
In early June Ingevity donated an astounding $30,000 (£21,159) towards patient care as part of their IngeviCares program, which aims to reinvest a portion of revenue and time back into non-profit organisations like St. Rocco’s Hospice.
The hospice was thrilled to welcome Steve Hulme, vice president engineered polymers, and Clare Connolly, human resources assistant, from Ingevity UK to St. Rocco’s to hand over the donation in person and to talk more about the partnership between the hospice and Ingevity.
“As a member of the IngeviCares Charity Committee, it has been an absolute honour to make this donation to St. Rocco’s Hospice as part of Ingevity’s vision to be a positive influence in local communities,” said Clare. “Having a personal connection to the hospice myself means that this donation is even more special, and I know firsthand how valued the money raised will be in supporting patient care.”
Ingevity’s support doesn’t end at this donation though, as they will be the headline sponsor at the Strictly St. Rocco’s event, which is being held on the 12th December 2021.
Strictly St. Rocco’s is an annual dancing event that is now in its 7th year held at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford. This sequin-filled fundraiser pairs eight amateur dancers with eight professional dancers from Cadman’s Dance School in Sale where they receive 6 dance lessons to learn a routine. The couples will compete on the night for the coveted Strictly St. Rocco’s Glitterball Trophy; with the winner being determined by a panel of judges and votes cast from the audience.
“We are so grateful for this wonderful donation and the support shown by Ingevity,” said Nicola Henshaw, Senior Relationships Fundraiser at St. Rocco’s. “The money raised means that the hospice can continue to provide high-quality palliative care to the people in Warrington who need us most and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the team for their generosity. We are looking forward to what is hopefully a long partnership with Ingevity.”