Marie Curie target
This Lancashire Day (Nov 27th) Hotter is celebrating marching past the £120k target it pledged to raise for terminal illness charity Marie Curie – with Lancashire brews and biscuits.
The Skelmersdale footwear retailer and shoemaker passed its original fundraising target two months earlier than expected – and has revealed it will continue to support Marie Curie for another two years. Senior staff at the company are giving their staff the perfect Lancashire treat to say thanks – a proper Lancashire tea break!
“We look for the perfect fit in everything we do and when we first spoke to Marie Curie we felt that was exactly what we had found,” commented Hotter CEO Ian Watson. “I’m immensely proud of our
staff for this outstanding fundraising campaign and thrilled that this equates to 6,000 hours of nursing care. It’s only right we take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to reflect on the fundraising work with a brew and a biscuit or two!
“Our staff really have been on a mission to reach this target, they’ve been climbing mountains, racing bikes, making cakes, organising work-out-a-thons and car washes and volunteering in stores. Our customers have taken part in our store events and more than 5,000 of them are proudly wearing our limited edition Daffodil shoes and boots.
“Marie Curie does vital work delivering care and support to people living with a terminal illness, and their families, across the UK. I’m proud and delighted with what Hotter has achieved so far – and we
have pledged to continue supporting Marie Curie over the next two years.”
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive at Marie Curie said: “Throughout our partnership Hotter’s commitment and enthusiasm in supporting Marie Curie has been outstanding, and we’re looking forward to working together for a further two years.
“Hotter employees and customers regularly go the extra mile through their fundraising efforts, donating gifts to our hospices and volunteering in our shops.
“The money Hotter have raised will help Marie Curie support people living with a terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have together.”
Hotter, established in 1959, is a direct to consumer digital brand which delivers customised comfort and precision fit footwear to customers across the globe. The company has been the UK’s biggest
footwear manufacturer since 2010.
About Marie Curie
Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
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If you’ve got questions about terminal illness or simply want someone to talk to, call the Marie Curie Support Line (0800 090 2309*) for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects
of terminal illness. *Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.