Hospice welcomes support from businesses


Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton welcomed visitors to a business breakfast last week.

Representatives from a number of businesses in the area, including Stroud Times, had a chance to look around the refurbished hospice and hear about Longfield’s work in the community as well as their plans for the future from CEO, Simon Bernstein.

Simon Bernstein, CEO of Longfield Community Hospice.

“It was lovely to welcome corporate supporters back to the hospice, it was a really enjoyable morning. It was wonderful to see people face-to-face without a computer screen! A range of businesses attended, some have chosen Longfield Community Hospice as their charity of the year to support, others get involved by taking part in or sponsoring our events, donating to our 20 shops, volunteering time or providing services to the hospice,” said Rachel Jones, head of fundraising and marketing for Longfield.

“Those who came along were keen to hear about how the hospice adapted during the pandemic and about the future strategic direction of the hospice, especially now that the Wellbeing Centre is back open.

Simon Bernstein, CEO of Longfield Community Hospice, talks to guests at the business breakfast.

“Attendees listened to a family member talk about her personal experiences of how the hospice helped her son and everyone left keen to help as much as possible in the future.”

Longfield’s 20 shops, a vital stream of revenue, were hit by lockdowns last year and are now fully reopened – and keen for donations of goods, particularly ladies’ clothes. To find out the best way to donate visit: Donating Goods – Longfield Hospice

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