Opus Energy Exceeds £10k Charity Target For The Friends Of Cynthia Spencer Hospice
on: May 21, 2010, 10:35 am
After 12 months of fundraising, Opus Energy employees have
exceeded their original £10,000 target in aid of the Friends of Cynthia
The business energy supplier, based in Northampton, took part in a variety of
fundraising activities such as the New York Marathon, It’s a knock-out and charity
fun days to reach their goal.
Andy Nash, Operations Director at Opus Energy, commented:
“Opus Energy is thrilled to present this donation to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
It’s an organisation that provides people across Northamptonshire an exceptional
level of bereavement and spiritual care at the end of life. They provide a
comprehensive service for mainly cancer patients, and their families, for whom a
cure may no longer be possible.
“We hope that our contribution to this worthy cause will go a long way to help
support the hospice and care for those affected.”
The hospice relies heavily on the generosity of donations to help maintain an
exceptional quality of care. Although primarily funded by the NHS, they have to
raise a further £650,000 each year through charitable donations and fundraising
activities, to continue the services they offer at a time when people need it most.
Sue Bownass, Community Fundraiser, added:
“The Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice were absolutely delighted that Opus Energy
chose us as their charity of the year and have very much enjoyed working alongside
them on some of their fundraising events.
“The money has helped the hospice to continue employing staff for the benefits of
patients; making sure their stay is as comfortable as possible.
“We wish Opus Energy luck on next year’s charity challenge and look forward to
working with them again in the near future”.
Opus Energy will continue to actively fundraise for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice by
taking part in local events. Now they have reached the end of their pledge for the
hospice, the energy supplier has announced their new primary charity for the
forthcoming year as The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, pledging to raise a further £10,000
and continue their support within the local community.
Notes to editors
For more information on Opus Energy’s pledge to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice, and
other fundraising events please visit www.opusenergychallenge.com.
Contact Details: Royal Pavilion, 2 Summerhouse Road
Northampton, NN3 6BJ