TATA Chemicals Europe (“TCE”) has announced their sponsorship of St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice’s Twilight Walk event. The 10-kilometre torchlight walk will take place on 25th March in Delamere Forest and will raise valuable funds for the hospice that provides precious palliative care for local people.
When TCE were approached to use the Carbon Capture Plant (CCU) as a backdrop for the filming of a prime-time TV drama series, they couldn’t resist it as an opportunity raise funds for a good cause. As long-time supporter of St Luke’s, TCE have used the fee paid by the production company to cover all the costs relating to the hospice’s Twilight Walk event. The fee from filming, which saw crowds of cast and crew descend on Northwich for the day, adds to the total figure of £65,000 already raised by TCE for St Luke’s in recent times.
Phil Davies, General Counsel & Compliance Director says of the venture: "When we decided to support St Luke's as our "Charity of the Year" a few years ago, we were struck by just how many of our people came forward to tell us about their personal experiences of the hospice. We didn't need St Luke's to tell us how amazing their work is - our own people came forward to share their stories of how the hospice as helped so many of them and their families during difficult moments. Our relationship with St Luke's has grown over the years, and we are very proud to know many of the St Luke's team, and to support their fantastic work. We have done lots of team challenges for and with St Luke's, including the National Three Peaks, the Sandstone Trail, and the Cheshire Ring so we jumped at the chance to sponsor the Twilight Walk at Delamere, and get our boots on again for this amazing cause!"
L-R: Pauline Yould, Karen Lounds & Andy Bailey
Andy Bailey, Corporate Partnerships Manager for St Luke’s adds: “We’re delighted that Tata Chemicals Europe have agreed to be the exclusive sponsor of our Twilight Walk. By covering all of our costs to stage the event, it means that 100% of participants entry fees plus any donations they raise will go directly to our clinical team, allowing us to provide care and support to local people and their families at a time in their lives when they need it most.
Right now, we are prioritising our Hospice at Home service, which sees our nurses delivering care to our most vulnerable patients in the comfort of their own homes, and our Dementia Carers Workshops which are proving a real lifeline to families learning to manage and support a relative living with the condition. All of our services remain free of charge, and we can only do this with the help of local people and local businesses like Tata. Not only are Tata Chemicals Europe supporting the event financially, but staff are also helping to steward the course, run the raffle and of course many are taking part.”
Despite being part of a large global company, TCE has always taken an active role in supporting its local community. In fact, the organisation is set to announce a new community funding scheme, where twice a year local good causes can apply for a grant from the business.
The charity is close to the hearts of many at TCE and, as well as sponsoring the event, they are providing free head torches to every walker, hosting a raffle and even providing volunteers. The family event will see walkers enjoy a silent disco, s’mores cooked over firepits and more. All are welcome to take part.
For more information on the event or to sign up to take part head to: https://www.slhospice.co.uk/events/twilightwalk/
Find out more about the amazing work that St Luke’s do: https://www.slhospice.co.uk/
For more information about TCE: https://www.tatachemicalseurope.com/