A football tournament and golf day were among the activities enjoyed by colleagues at Hersham-based software firm Qualco – to benefit Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.
Qualco, a leading software and service provider in debt portfolio management systems, raised £1,463 by their sporting efforts, handed over to the Hospice just before Christmas.
The football was held at Walton Casuals Football Club and the golf at St. George’s Hill Golf Club on Friday 2 November and 23 November respectively
Qualco head of sales, Jan-Michael Lacey, said: “All at Qualco agree that supporting a local charity is very important. The Princess Alice Hospice is situated very close to our office and delivers a service we feel is so important, to so many people, in our community. It was an obvious choice and we are extremely proud to help.
Jo De Buriatte, who delivered the cheque, was given a whistle-stop tour of the Hospice in West End Lane, by Senior Partnership Fundraiser Claire Woodward.
Jo said: “The friendly and caring atmosphere, that I sensed during my tour, encourages people to spend the time they have together in a positive and supportive environment. All of this is delivered with the backing of consummate, compassionate medical professionals.
“I found my visit to the hospice both up-lifting and thought-provoking and I came away feeling that the charity makes a genuine difference to its patients and the community. I feel proud that Qualco is supporting the Princess Alice Hospice.”
Accepting the cheque, Claire Woodward said: “Qualco’s commitment to a local cause like the Hospice is extremely welcome and most appreciated.
“We rely very heavily on donations to continue providing first class end of life care throughout the year.”
Photo: Our picture shows Jo de Buriatte, right, handing the giant cheque to Claire Woodward beside the Hospice Memory Tree covered in dove dedications