Queenscourt delivers an exceptional level of care for local people with life-limiting illnesses, when they need it the most. It takes a team of 180 staff (Clinical and Non-Clinical) and over 600 volunteers to ensure that patients in Southport, West Lancs and Formby receive the best possible palliative care, free of charge, 365 days a year.
We support over 1800 patients each year, the majority of whom are cared for in their own homes, and we couldn’t deliver this vital care without the generous support of the wider community.
This includes corporate support, and we are so grateful to all of the organisations and businesses who continue to fundraise for us, including the intrepid team at TSB Ormskirk who took part in a Corporate Challenge Event on behalf of Queenscourt, which saw them climb Mount Snowdon.
Customers, families and friends of staff at TSB Ormskirk have voted to support Queenscourt Hospice as the branch’s local charity partner for the past four years and have helped to raise almost £7000 for Queenscourt.
“TSB believe in supporting our local communities and decided that a great way to do this would be for the actual community to choose a charity to support,” said Susie Rickers, a local banker at TSB Ormskirk.
“Queenscourt is a charity that is clearly close to many people’s hearts whether through personal experience or through having family or friends needing their support. We have customers who have shared their experiences with us - some who are going through treatment at the moment.”
Susie added: “Our customers have been amazing with the support they have shown us over the years, giving generously for every cake sale or raffle that we have organised. However, when it was suggested that we take part in the Snowdon Challenge, it seemed a great opportunity to get out of our comfort zone and really rise to the occasion.”
Two TSB Ormskirk employees, Susie Rickers and Tom Callaghan; and three of their friends, Dave Rimmer, Nikki Stutt and Gee Calderbank, took part in the return climb of nine miles up and down the Llamberis path in aid of Queenscourt.
“It was a tough climb and very emotional at times, but extremely rewarding and thanks to all the support of our loyal customers and family we raised an amazing £750,” said Susie.
If you would like to sign up for a Challenge Event in support of Queenscourt Hospice, such as the forthcoming Southport Seaside 10k, Scouse 5K, or if you would like to have a go on the longest and fastest zip line in Europe at Zip World in Snowdonia, go to our Challenge Events Page.