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KMF raise another £522.37 for Douglas Macmillan Hospice!

Last week, on the 7th October 2016, the KMF Group participated in Bring a Pound to Work Day for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke-On-Trent.

After the success of the event last year, with apprentices creating donation boxes and a 24-hour stay awake challenge, it was a no-brainer to take part again.

The day not only included employees kindly donating pound coins but to add excitement, each employee received a raffle ticket for every pound they donated. Along with this, we had a visit from Signal 1 Radio, which allowed us to speak out about our love for Dougie Mac and the importance of their work.

The day concluded with a wet sponge throwing challenge. The events not only helped us exceed last year's total of £400 but provided excellent break time entertainment (for those NOT dragged into the stocks anyway!)

Bring a Pound Day is an excellent scheme, as although such a small amount won't make a huge difference to donators, collectively each pound given makes a huge difference to the hospice, its patients and their families. The £522 adds to our annual charity fundraising target of £60K, which we have already exceeded!

Dougie Mac's Bring a Pound 2016 fundraising total was an amazing £46, 228 — an impressive amount, which will help towards the annual £11.8 million running costs of the hospice.

Well done Stokies!!

For more information on Douglas Macmillan or to start your own fundraising event, visit their website here

Douglas Macmillan Hospice has been at the heart of Stoke on Trent for over 40 years, thanks to the support of people in the community. The money raised supports patients and their families cared for by Dougie Mac. Whilst no patient is ever charged for care, the services need significant funds to maintain a 24-hour service with 75% of the hospice's income coming from the generosity of local people.