Car insurance company chooses Hartlepool Hospice as charity of the year

Staff and volunteers thank Albany Assistance for choosing the Hartlepool & District Hospice as its charity of the year.
Staff and volunteers thank Albany Assistance for choosing the Hartlepool & District Hospice as its charity of the year.

A Peterlee-based car and motor insurance company has chosen Hartlepool Hospice as its nominated charity.

To mark the announcement and coinciding with Hartlepool and District Hospice’s Purple Week, Albany Assistance, based on the Bracken Hill Buisness Park, held its own Wear-Something-Purple-Day to raise funds and sell official merchandise to staff. The event raised £458.46, with more than 150 Hospice ribbons sold.

Alexandra Chapman, Marketing Assistant at Albany Assistance, said: “We’re delighted to announce that Hartlepool and District Hospice have been chosen to be our 2016 Local Charity. After the success of our Wear-Something-Purple-Day we can’t wait to continue the good work throughout the year.”

Albany Assistance staff voted for their nominated charity in an in-house poll, choosing the hospice from a selection of 12 local charities. The plan is to support the charity with fundraising days, as well as collections tins and merchandise available at their Peterlee contact centre.

Greg Hildreth, Events Fundraiser for Hartlepool & District Hospice, said: “We’re overjoyed to hear that the team at Albany Assistance chose to support the Hospice throughout 2016. Their contribution to Purple Week has been fantastic and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved. Every penny donated will be used to fund the specialist care services we provide free of charge to patients and families affected by life limiting illnesses.”

Hartlepool & District Hospice exists to ensure people affected by life limiting illnesses or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need.