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1st Dec, 2021

Redditch ICT specialist company wingwalks for the Primrose

WING walking, golf and a test of knowledge has helped a Redditch ICT specialist raise more than £10,000 for Primrose Hospice.

Staff at vietec in Clive Road, put in a huge effort to hit their target total after choosing Primrose as its charity of the year 2019.

They managed to complete many charity events including a quiz night which gave 112 people the chance to test their general knowledge.

As they got into the ‘swing’ of fundraising, they raised money during their annual golf day in June and vietec director Phil Drew experienced the thrill of a wing walk in September.

Throughout the year, there was also a candle party and Sara Stanley donned a Santa suit for the 5k Santa Fun Run while vietec’s Steve Mundell took part in Movember.

“I would like to thank all of our partners, suppliers and customers for supporting vietec’s fundraising endeavours and for helping us to achieve our target,” said Phil.

“I am thrilled vietec could hand over £10,000 to Primrose Hospice which will help them to continue the valuable services they provide in the local community.

“A huge thank you also goes out to the vietec team for making such a big effort, it has certainly generated a great team spirit.

“Vietec is now looking at more fundraising events for 2020.”

Primrose Hospice supports more than 1,000 local people who have a life-limiting condition, their families as well as bereaved adults and children.

It costs £1.75million to run the hospice of which just under £1.5million must be raised by the community, events and grants.

Sarah Harris, Primrose Hospice fundraiser, said: “We are incredibly grateful that vietec chose us as their charity of the year and worked so hard to reach their target.”

Businesses keen to support Primrose Hospice in 2020 can call 01527 871051.

Firms can also attend the charity’s Business Breakfast at Chateau Impney on Thursday, February 13 from 9am.

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