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Posted on June 19, 2017

Alice hospice

The team at the CATS Terminal on Teesside supported the efforts of two local fundraisers who ran from Lands End to John O’ Groats to raise money for Alice House Hospice in Hartlepool.

Alice House Hospice ensures people affected by a life-limiting illness or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need. As the only adult hospice in the Hartlepool and East Durham areas of the UK, their unique range of services make a vital difference to the lives of thousands of families each year.

Fundraisers Lee Dodgson and John Hewitson began the 827-mile challenge on 14 May following 10 months of training, aiming to raise £40,000 in sponsorship for Alice House patient care.

The CATS social responsibility team pledged £3,200 to support the duo in their challenge to complete the run, which is the equivalent of 32 marathons in 16 days.

Sarah Torrance, management assistant at the CATS Terminal handed over the cheque to Alice House Representative, Greg Hildreth. Sarah is one of the members of the CATS social responsibility team and manages the charity fund. The site raises money by various means including a monthly bingo competition, achieving a “perfect day’s” performance at site (no HSSE incidents and meeting daily gas processing demands), and through the sale of scrap metal.

Sarah said: “We always like to support small local charities as that is where we can really make a difference.”

Greg added: “This is a fantastic donation and a great boost to the campaign. On behalf of Lee, John and all at the Hospice, I would like to extend our most sincere thanks for such generosity. As well as showing great support to the runners, this money will help enable the continued provision of vital care to patients and families affected by incurable illnesses.”