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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice chosen for Winning Donation

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice chosen for Winning Donation

20th February 2022

RH Amar has officially presented a £10,000 donation to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The donation formed part of an annual prize draw held by RH Amar, with the children’s hospice nominated by Doncaster-based wholesale group, Unitas Wholesale.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice was one of almost 100 charities which were nominated by RH Amar’s trade customers and brand partners. Runners-up donations were also made to Prostate Cancer UK, The Belazu Foundation and The DPJ Foundation.

The charity donation presentation took place virtually with Rob Amar, MD of RH Amar, joined by Samantha Wood, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Anita Oakhill, Marketing Controller at Unitas Wholesale. RH Amar Managing Director, Rob Amar, said: ‘We had humbling nominations for wide-ranging and worthy charities and are delighted to be making the donation to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. I hope our donation will play a small part in the amazing support Bluebell Wood gives to local families at a point in their lives when they need it most.’

Samantha Wood, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said: ’We are so honoured and privileged to have been nominated by Unitas Wholesale to be entered into the RH Amar charity prize draw. To hear that we have been chosen to receive £10,000 was just incredible! The past year has presented many challenges when it comes to fundraising, making this donation even more appreciated. Thank you from all of our families here at Bluebell Wood.’

Anita Oakhill, Head of Marketing for Unitas Wholesale said: ‘Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is a fantastic regional charity which supports children, and their families, with life-limiting conditions both in the hospice and out in the community. The hospice has to raise in excess of £5 million annually to operate, of which around only 17% comes from the government, so this amazing charitable contribution on the part of RH Amar is so gratefully received and will be put to very good use in supporting the children and families that use the hospice. Personally, I cannot thank the team at RH Amar enough for their wonderful donation, having seen the work of Bluebell Wood at first hand it is so very well deserved.’

The RH Amar Charity Prize Draw forms part of RH Amar’s wider commitment to donate 10% of its profits each year to charity. Through this commitment it has donated more than £1.5m to more than 70 charities since 2013. Charities to have benefited from donations include industry charities GroceryAid, Farm Africa and Action Against Hunger, national charities like MacMillan Cancer Support and Guide Dogs, and local Buckinghamshire charities including Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Heart of Bucks Foundation.

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