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Bedford business raises thousands for Sue Ryder through a series of charity challenges

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 07 Feb 2023

Assure Consulting Ltd, based in Bedford has raised £5,000 for palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity, Sue Ryder, during a year-long partnership.
Sue Ryder, which operates St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger was chosen as the consulting company’s charity of the year by their 50-strong team of staff at the start of 2022.   
Since, the big-hearted employees have taken on a number of fantastic fundraising feats, including scaling two of the highest peaks in Wales within 24 hours, completing 5 or 10k at the Bedford Running Festival and walking under the stars at Sue Ryder’s Starlight Hike event. 
In addition, they organised a staff bake-off, spent a day on the golf course where fines were paid in the form of donations to the charity, hosted a World Cup sweepstake and participated in Sue Ryder St John Hospices’ curry and quiz night. 
A group of staff also went to the Moggerhanger-based hospice to help tidy the grounds for staff, volunteers and patients to enjoy.  
In total, Assure Consulting Ltd have donated £5,000, which is the equivalent of around 238 hours of expert care for patients supported by Sue Ryder Nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. 
Lee Mason, Managing Director at Assure Consulting Ltd, said: “We have supported Sue Ryder over the past year following the care they provided to a valued member of our team in his final weeks towards the end of 2021.  We are so pleased that we did.  Yes, because it was well deserved but also the experience has been so rewarding for the whole team.   

“We have taken part in series of organised events and spent some time at the Moggerhanger hospice helping out with gardening and experiencing first-hand the kind of care that is offered.  Each year we support a different charity and 2022, with Sue Ryder, has been the most rewarding so far.” 

Nick Burr, Senior Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, said: “We’re so grateful to Assure Consulting Ltd for choosing to support us over the last 12 months. There are many ways corporates can help and support Sue Ryder and Assure has always been keen on getting involved at every opportunity - they really have been a great team to partner with. The funds raised will make a huge difference in helping us to be there when it matters for families going through the most difficult times of their lives.” 
Corporate partners play a key role in working to ensure that Sue Ryder can be there for people during the most difficult times of their lives. If you would like to find out more, you can get in touch by contacting the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice fundraising team on 01767 642 410 or by emailing 
Find out more about Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice at: 
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Topics: Sue Ryder, St John's Hospice

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