A TEESSIDE hospice has received a cash boost thanks to workers at Thornaby-based Siemens VAI MT.
The firm has donated £1,640 to Butterwick House Hospice following its fundraising efforts.
The metals technology company held a raffle at its annual Christmas party raising the money from gifts donated by colleagues and friends.
Butterwick House at Stockton provides free care and support to children with life-limiting illnesses.
Skilled and experienced professionals and trained volunteers help each child to enjoy their stay while family members take a break from round-the-clock caring responsibilities.
The charity’s services for adults include a 10-bed in-patient unit and a day care unit for up to 20 patients at Stockton plus day centre facilities at Bishop Auckland.
Siemens VAI MT’s director of ironmaking, Geoff Wingrove, said: “As a company, we have always had a very strong community focus and it is particularly pleasing to be able to support such a worthy cause as Butterwick House.”
Mandy Shield from Butterwick added: “Siemens VAI MT’s support is fantastic.
“We have a very long and happy relationship with the company.”