Staff at Hamworthy Heating were ‘highly commended’ for their fundraising efforts at the Poole Hospital Awards on Wednesday March 19. 

(From left) Celebrity guest Chris Jarvis with Sam Boshier and Bob Walsh of Hamworthy Heating with their ‘Fundraiser of the Year award’. Right, Director of Finance at Poole Hospital, Paul Turner. The team received third prize in the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ category after being nominated by Forest Holme Hospice, a Poole-based charity supporting those with terminal illnesses.

The commercial boiler manufacturer, based in Poole, chose Forest Holme as its ‘Charity of the Year’ in early 2013.

Hamworthy Heating has supported the Hospice in a variety of ways throughout the year, from volunteering in the Forest Holme charity shop to donating two brand new boilers worth over £8,000.

Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating, said: “Our main objective in getting involved with local charity work is to support our community and provide help, not just financially but also with our time.

“We are delighted to receive a highly commended award for this year’s activities and our thanks go to the whole Forest Holme team for nominating us. We would also like to congratulate Jude Martin for her first place award, she was a worthy winner and she has such drive and determination.”

He added: “The commitment and care evident in the NHS employees is humbling yet uplifting for all to see and their efforts make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

“I am sure that the simple act of recognising their efforts with these awards has a huge impact on their self-belief and feeling valued within a large organisation under continual pressure to deliver patient care.”

Samantha Boshier, marketing executive at Hamworthy Heating, agreed: “We really enjoyed attending the awards. Hearing first-hand about the work that many of the staff and volunteers do at Poole Hospital and Forest Holme Hospice just makes us more driven to help as much as we can through fundraising and giving our time.”

Hannah Parsons, Corporate Fundraiser at Forest Holme Hospice, said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with Hamworthy Heating over the past 12 months. The staff and patients at Forest Holme Hospice are incredibly grateful for their generosity and kindness.”

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