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Fearless Fundraising for Martlets Hospice Hove

Last Sunday our bookkeeper, Judith Varlow, took part in a fundraising event for Martlets Hospice Hove, an organisation with links that go all the way back to when APL Express was founded in 1986.

Charity Abseil

With a target of £100, Judith braved the elements and abseiled down the 50ft high chalk cliffs at Peacehaven, that’s some serious fundraising fearlessness!

Apart from a bit of light wind the weather was perfect and Judith smashed her goal! So far she has raised £325 for Martlets Hospice, a charity that relies on fundraising events. Check out the video below to see how Judith got on, could you brave a 50ft abseil?




Martlets Hospice

Martlets Hospice is a charity that cares for adults with terminal illnesses and has to generate £4.3 million a year to continue running. They provide specialist emotional support for family members and carers, and help to maintain the best quality of life for their patients. The hospice is not part of the NHS and receives less than a third of its funding through the local Primary Care Trust, leaving the remaining £3 million to be raised through charity events.

APL Express has got a long connection with Martlets Hospice, going all the way back to when we started trading in 1986.

Starting out any business is chaotic, after finding clients and organising carrier bag stock our staff were stretched to the limits. However there was one man, Pat, who took it on himself to organise products and deal with deliveries. Sadly Pat died of cancer when APL Express was just starting to get off the ground and it was Martlets Hospice who took care of him in his final days. He is greatly missed and any donations to Martlets Hospice are sincerely welcome.

If you would like to support Martlets Hospice please visit Judith’s Just Giving page where you can find all the donation details. We would all really appreciate any help you could give.

Thank you for reading, until next time,

Dominic
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