Leeds business donates £40,000 to help hospice

DONATION: G3 has donated �40,000 to the hospice.
DONATION: G3 has donated �40,000 to the hospice.
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The generosity of an Leeds-based car auction specialist has helped a hospice cover the cost of employing a nurse – for the second year in a row.

The £40,000 donation by G3, based on Premier Way, Oulton, will help the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract to continue supporting people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

The hospice, founded in 1989, helps over 300 in-patients per year.

This is the latest in a series of fundraising drives from G3, which first began in 2010 when director Matt Dale completed a series of marathons to raise valuable funds.

But wanting to take this support even further, the firm as a whole has since donated over £100,000 to the hospice.

Matt said: “The Prince of Wales Hospice is one that I have held close to my heart for many years.

“So to see and hear what they have managed to do with our help is amazing.

“It has really highlighted that the money donated goes towards essential work, such as maintaining the facility.

“That was one of the key reasons why we chose to cover the cost of employing a nurse again.”

The funds supplied by G3 last year made extra money available elsewhere at the hospice – allowing the nurses to care for more people with complex conditions.

The team has also begun replacing all beds with high tech models that can allow patients to turn and move more freely around their rooms as well as reducing the number of falls.

Laura Bennett, from the Hospice, said: “We can’t thank the G3 team enough for their continued donations.

“They are by far our most generous corporate supporter in the region.”