The Witham Group is one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers and suppliers of a whole range of commercial and industrial lubricants and paints. They chose St Barnabas Hospice as one of their charity partners for 2021, which was also the year that the group celebrated their 100-year anniversary.
During their 100th year, the Witham Group held a fundraising ball which saw items auctioned off and an incredible £15,000 raised for their charity partners, including St Barnabas who received £3,750.
Nigel Bottom, Managing Director of the Witham Group said, “This is an incredible amount to raise in such a milestone year for us. St Barnabas Hospice provides remarkable services that touch so many of our hearts and we were delighted to present them with a cheque for £3,750 in both their 40th year and our 100 years. We hope this will, in some small way, help with their essential fundraising requirements for 2022.”
£3,750 is a fantastic amount and could help our Hospice fund hour-long visits to 257 of our patients being cared for at home with a life-limiting or terminal illness.
Witham Group has a long tradition of giving back to charity and have got involved with a range of fundraising activities including lawnmower races, driving challenges, coffee mornings and balls. They also regularly sponsor projects and volunteer for good causes.
During the pandemic, they joined forces with Charles Anyan and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society to drive a parade of vehicles past St Barnabas Hospice’s Inpatient Unit in Lincoln. This included a fantastic array of tractors, lorries and cars. The parade brought so much joy to patients, nurses, volunteers and local residents during what was a very difficult time.