Unity exceeds their whopping £10,000 target for Dr Kershaws!

Published on 26/07/2018 at 09:19am

As part of our continued dedication to the Oldham community, Unity Partnership has worked diligently over the last 18 months and to exceed our whopping target of £10,000 for the Oldham based charity, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice at Home.

As a local employer with over 360 staff, the teams have worked tirelessly to ensure we reach our huge target through a number of activities all planned and run by our staff members.

Throughout the last 18 months we hosted cake bakes, curry clubs, sit up challenges and seasonal raffles. In May a team of 10 runners took to the streets of Manchester to complete the Manchester 10k race with several people tackling their first run ever! Our fantastic Contact Centre team, who last year won the Oldham Council TOP award for Front Line Services, have regularly donated all the proceeds they raised from their tuck shop.

Unity Partnership’s Community Liaison Officer, Akddus Khan stated “We are extremely proud of what our staff and teams have achieved, this is the largest donation we have ever made to a charity and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without dedication, commitment and plenty of fun!”

The Dr Kershaws Hospice at Home service works alongside and in addition to, services provided by the Community Nursing team, home care providers and Macmillan nurses. It allows patients to remain in their own home if requested and to help prevent any unnecessary admissions to the hospital.

“We are thrilled that Unity Partnership chose us as their corporate charity. The money they have raised is invaluable to the work we do and will provide a huge amount of much needed time and support for the people within our community who really need it. As a charity, we rely on donations such as these to fund our work and we can’t thank the staff and team enough for their amazing effort in raising so much money.” David Wahley, Income Generation and Communications Manager at Dr Kershaws.

Unity partnership continuously ensures that at every opportunity we are giving back to the community in which we work. Our volunteering hours topped 550 over the last 12 months and we have a commitment to employ over 20 apprentices to our business each year. As a cornerstone employer, we are committed to investing time and resources to help young people achieve their potential, create sustainability within our community and act as an ambassador for social mobility.

We do this through our work with the Primary Engineering schools project which encourages interest in STEM careers and a sustainable workforce, our apprenticeship programme which provides real career opportunities along with a qualification, and our coaching and mentoring support helping people of all ages get work ready.