Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington has received a welcome donation from Churchill in memory of Colleague Geoff Southwell, a popular member of our Plant Services team who we sadly lost last year after a brave battle with cancer. Geoff’s brothers Pete and Mike took part in the presentation at our new Knights Lodge development in Lymington, along with Plant Services Operations Manager Mark Church.
The cheque comprised a £5,000 donation from Churchill’s own charity, the Churchill Foundation, as well as £2,500 raised by close colleague Nicola Willis, who set up a justgiving page to encourage donations in Geoff’s memory. The combined total of £7,500 will go directly to the hospice, where he was exceptionally well cared for during his illness.
Churchill’s Plant Services Operations Manager Mark Church said: “The team and I are very proud to have made this donation to Oakhaven Hospice in Geoff’s memory. I’d like to personally thank the Churchill Foundation and everyone who contributed through Nicola’s justgiving page. Geoff was an integral member of our Plant Services team, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. He is greatly missed not only by members of his immediate team but throughout the company and by our external suppliers.”
Set up in 2015, the Churchill Foundation enables Churchill to support the many local communities where it works, and give to a wide range of charities based on three core areas: the relief of sickness, disease and human suffering; the promotion of health amongst the elderly; and the support and wellbeing of the young.