Weston-super-Mare operator Bakers Dolphin has given its assistance to Weston Hospicecare’s flagship fundraising event, the Mendip Challenge, by offering 10 of its full-size coaches in the transportation of walkers.
The Mendip Challenge raises money for vital work in providing palliative care for those living with life-limiting illness in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area.
For Bakers Dolphin Sales and Marketing Director Amanda Harrington the ability to help run the event is another sign that liufe is slowly returning to normal, after the operator resumed holiday tours on 17 May. She says: “The pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for many businesses and organisations. Many charities have been particularly hard, having been unable to open their shops or run their usual events, which provide vital income to support their work, so it was heart-warming to see the Mendip Challenge return. We are proud to be associated with it.
“Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the amazing atmosphere that surrounds the event and loved being part of something which can make such a positive difference to the lives of people in this area.”
Adds Mark Flower, Fundraising and Communications Director for Weston Hospicecare: “Bakers Dolphin played an important role in the logistics of the Mendip Challenge which, this year, saw 1,003 complete the challenge.
“We anticipate the event will eventually raise more than £70,000, profit which will help Weston Hospicecare support care given to people with life-limiting conditions and their families.
“As a Bakers Dolphin customer, we really appreciate their services in order to help us generate this amazing figure.”