Gusto Community Fund delivers first virtual cheque donation

Beaumond House Hospice Care in Newark was the first to receive a virtual cheque donation from the Gusto Community Fund, a project which aims to enrich communities local to where Gusto employees live.

Nominated by both Julian McGarrigle and Callum Britten, Beaumond House Hospice Care received a total of £1,000, which is set to help the hospice continue their mission in delivering vital end of life palliative care for patients and their families living in the Newark area.

Launched in September by Gusto Homes, the Gusto Community Fund aims to enrich and support communities around the county by giving their employees the chance to each donate £500 to a local charity or project of their choice.

Contactable 24 hours of the day, the staff at Beaumond House Hospice Care work to provide compassionate support to the community, offering a day therapy as well as a Hospice at Home service, and a four bedded nurse-led in-patient unit for those with palliative care needs.

Since 1987, the hospice supports those with a life limiting condition who are over 18 years old and live within a 15 mile radius, and the team are on hand to help with personal care, emotional support and respite for carers and families at home.

This was Gusto’s first virtual donation, which saw a cheque donation presented via their newly launched virtual events platform, Collab.

The tech team at Gusto have been working to deliver a whole host of online events on Collab, and have recently launched a new and exciting co-working space for companies in Nottinghamshire as part of a 14 day pilot.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the hospice was Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Cathy Lowe, who said: “The money we receive from the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) unfortunately does not cover all of our costs, we always have a gap to fill to ensure we can deliver our core services.

“This fantastic donation will go towards continuing patient care so we can keep being there for the local community.”

“We are so grateful to Gusto for their support during a year when filling this gap is even more difficult.”

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