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Richard Place Dobson (RPD), Crawley based Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, has selected St Barnabas House as their next charity to fundraise for over the new financial year. In previous years, RPD has raised thousands for St Catherine’s Hospice, The Springboard Project, and Crawley Open House and it was shortlisted for Corporate Fundraiser of the Year at the 2018 Sussex Business Awards.
St Barnabas House, based in Worthing, provides specialist palliative care to adults with life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes across West Sussex. St Barnabas House has a 20-bed In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice, Community Palliative Care team, Hospice at Home service, Family Services team, and Education department which supports patients and their families during a difficult time in their lives.
Zia-Ul Islam, Corporate and major gifts fundraiser for St Barnabas House, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Richard Place Dobson as their charity partnership of the year. They have an excellent track record of raising thousands for local causes whilst engaging with their staff and local businesses too. I am really excited to work alongside Matthew and the team across the next 12 months as we start fundraising for the Hospice”.
The whole team at RPD get involved in fundraising each year and have taken part in sponsored walks, summer games, a triathlon, as well as the regular car wash and bake sale. Another event RPD runs every year is the sell-out quiz night which features a raffle full of prizes generously donated by local businesses. Companies in the area enjoy competing head to head in the infamous RPD quiz.
Matthew Tyson, Director at RPD, said: “Every year we ask the team for charities they’d like to support and this year St Barnabas House was selected. We are delighted to be supporting this worthwhile cause and have fun in the process! The charity provides so many important services so we want to raise as much money as possible for them.”
“I’m always impressed by the whole team who all chip in and fundraise. We’re planning a range of exciting events over the next 12 months to raise money starting with a game of ‘guess how many Easter eggs are in the jar’ in our reception! There are also lots of great events that St Barnabas House is running that we’re interested in joining.”