Blake Morgan appoints Countess Mountbatten Hospice as their South Coast Charity of the Year

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Leading national law firm Blake Morgan has announced the appointment of Countess Mountbatten Hospice as their charity of the year in Southampton.

The hospice provides inpatient and day care to patients with advancing cancer and non-cancer specialist palliative patients.  Their specialist team also provide support to families and carers of patients. The hospital service for those in the greater Southampton area provides 27 specialist palliative care beds; a Beacon Award specialist palliative care team in the community; an enthusiastic specialist hospital palliative care team; a dedicated day care service;  Beacon Award winning education team and research environment dedicated to improving end of life care.

The charity was selected as Blake Morgan's chosen office charity for the South Coast for the next two years. Staff in the firm's Southampton office in Chandlers Ford will now plan a calendar of events to raise funds for the hospice, including BBQ's, Bake Sales, Christmas Fetes and more!

Rachel Rawlings, Corporate Fundraiser at the charity, said: "We are over the moon to have been chosen as Blake Morgan Southampton's charity of the year for the next 2 years! It's only with the support of local businesses and individuals, like Blake Morgan, that we are able to support so many patients and their families, both at the Hospice and in the local community. The wonderful team at Blake Morgan have already planned a whole host of exciting events, and we can't wait to get started with this fantastic new partnership!"

Georgia Slater, Corporate responsibility champion for Blake Morgan's Southampton office said:

"Blake Morgan are proud to show our support for a local charity that provides vital services to so many patients and their families in the region.  Unfortunately many of us know someone who has relied on palliative care and some of our staff have experienced the charity's support first hand and have great things to say about Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for them and also to volunteer both in the community and in the charity's retail shops."

The announcement comes after the office's two year fundraising stint with the Minstead Training Trust ended. Blake Morgan staff raised almost £20,000 got Minstead through various fundraising activities including climbing, cycle rides, bake offs, quizzes and raffles.