Aegis makes charitable donation to hospice

Aegis has shown its support for St Catherine’s Hospice by raising money so the Lostock Hall-based organisation could buy an important piece of equipment.

As part of its ongoing support of St Catherine’s and other charities in the local area, Aegis donated  £250 towards the cost of a “Billy Goat” – an industrial leaf blower for collecting leaves on site.

St Catherine’s helps people in the community affected by serious illness enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.

Stephen Greenhalgh, chief executive at St Catherine’s, said: “There are a vast number of trees within the grounds of St Catherine’s Park and clearing up the autumn leaves with just a brush or blower has taken so much time. With the help of “Billy”, this process has been speeded up 100-fold and the team are delighted.

“Here at St Catherine’s, fundraising sufficient income is always a challenge but contributions like this one make all the difference. Thank you for your special work with St Catherine’s which means far more than you probably allow yourselves to believe.”

Adam Kaley, commercial director at Aegis said: “St Catherine’s provides a very special service to the local community, providing support wherever and whenever people need it most. The hard-working staff are a credit to our community and the team at Aegis is happy to contribute to such a great cause.”

Aegis supports a number of charitable organisations in the local area. Last month, it also donated £750 to SLEAP charity, which helps homeless youngsters in Leyland.