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HospiceCare North Northumberland: Helping with their Big Move

Our Alnwick team have donated vital communication technology to HospiceCare North Northumberland as they move to their new home at Greensfield Court in Alnwick.

After 20 years in their Alnwick building, HospiceCare are moving to Greensfield Court on the Greensfield Industrial Estate; a building that will allow them to further grow and develop their dementia and hospice at home services across North Northumberland. The bigger site required significantly more technology and we were delighted to be able to help with a donation of eight monitors, giving the team the communication technology they require to continue the care and support they offer to people living with life-limiting illnesses.


Craig Ross, a Partner and Planning Consultant at George F. White, said: “Community is a huge focus for us here at George F. White. When we heard that HospiceCare North Northumberland needed a bit of a help moving into their new premises, we were determined to assist in any way that we could as part of our GFW Community programme. We’re in the process of refurbishing our Alnwick office, therefore were pleased to know that any spare equipment could not only be of use, but to ensure that such a meaningful charity could continue to growth their vital resources across North Northumberland.”

HospiceCare North Northumberland has now opened their new Wellbeing Centre.

Craig continued: “The new Wellbeing Centre is fantastic news for town. HospiceCare are relied upon for many families in North Northumberland; their new centre will be the first of its kind in over 30 miles, meaning that users can access the services they need in their local community.”

Next year see’s the charities 25th anniversary and the move signifies how far their services have grown and developed from a small borrowed premises in Shilbottle in the late 90’s.

HospiceCare North Northumberland’s CEO, Paul Jones-King added: “We are hugely grateful to the team at George F. White for their very kind donation of eight preloved computers monitors which now allows our nurses, for the first time, to have a computer each enabling them to access our new electronic care planning system, which will revolutionise the way we plan our care delivery.”

If you would like to get involved and volunteer at the new HospiceCare North Northumberland premises, please get in touch with Kelly Burton on kburton@hospicecare-nn.org.uk or by calling 01665 606515.

George F. White Hosts Fundraiser For 3,000 Mile Atlantic Rowing Challenge

We are hosting a rowing competition to help raise funds for The Four Oarsmen, who we are sponsoring, in their attempt to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, unaided.

The Four Oarsmen, made up of friends Pete Robinson and Dicky Taylor, both Northumbrian born, as well as George Biggar and Stuart Watts, are planning to row across the Atlantic to raise awareness and money for MIND and Spinal Research.

The Four Oarsmen

Mike Young, Partner and Head of Commercial at George F. White, said: “As part of our sponsorship of the Four Oarsmen’s attempt to get across the Atlantic, we are hosting our own rowing competition between one of the oarsmen, Pete Robinson, and the George F. White team at Alnwick Rugby Club, where Pete is a first team player. We’re hoping to not only raise awareness and money to help The Four Oarsmen fund their Atlantic challenge, but also raise the profile of the charities they’re supporting as well as donations to these charities.”

The competition will take place after the Alnwick vs. Driffield match at 16.30 on Saturday 30th September and everyone across the region is invited to come along to the action-packed day to show their support.

Mike continued: “It should be a thrilling event and we are very excited about it. It’s a great way for the Northumberland community to come together and enjoy what will be a great challenge, with very determined contenders!”

Through the generosity of sponsors, the team has now successfully covered their costs of £130,000 for the boat, equipment and entry fees to compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. On top of that they’ve raised £50,000 direct to the charities and are aspiring to raise a total of £200,000 for the charities.

Pete Robinson added: “I’m looking forward to the challenge as it will really help to raise awareness for our Atlantic crossing and, most importantly, for two great charities who do a lot of work in their respective fields. I hope George F. White realise what they’re in for as I will not be giving up easily!”

For more information about the fundraising competition, and details of where and how it’s taking place, please contact Emma Gillespie-Payne.

George F. White Promotes Operation Christmas Child

For the second year George F. White have joined together to promote Operation Christmas Child. It’s a festive charitable campaign established by the Samaritan’s Purse which aims to make a big impact on the lives of small children in underdeveloped, poverty stricken parts of the world by providing a shoe box full of much needed gifts. The appeal has seen Samaritan’s Purse deliver Christmas in a box to areas such Liberia, Romania and Uganda.

Talking about George F. White’s involvement, Jessica Tait said: “It’s great to be involved in such a great cause. The entire team, from the Scottish Borders down to North Lincolnshire, is really motivated and keen to provide as many shoeboxes as we can which is why we’re thrilled that our Alnwick office is a registered drop off point for Operation Christmas Child. All boxes are being collected on Thursday 10th November so we are urging everyone to get involved – not only George F. White staff but the wider public too. These shoe boxes really do make a big difference to children’s’ lives at a very special time of year.”

The team at the Alnwick office have shoe boxes that people are free to takeaway and fill with unwanted belongings. Alternatively, members of the public can drop off their own filled shoe boxes during office hours, before 10th November.

For more information and to ensure that your box complies with regulations please visit: http://bit.ly/1QmMEGm

If you’d like to contact George F. White about this campaign, please call 01665 603 231 or email alnwick@georgefwhite.co.uk