LNPS helps out hospice in Essex and families in East Greenwich

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London Network for Pest Solutions finished off 2023 with a flurry of charitable giving.

Firstly, some early Christmas cheer was spread by sponsoring the Christmas meal welcome drinks for the amazing staff working at a hospice in Essex.

LNPS business development manager Mike Bailes’ wife Paula Reynolds works as a nurse at St Helena Hospice, Colchester. When he heard the hospice was looking for sponsors he approached managing director Paul Cooper who generously agreed to pay for the welcome drinks.

Mr Bailes said: “We were delighted to be able to raise a glass for the team and say a massive ‘Thank You’ and let all in the amazing team there at St Helena know how much they are appreciated and acknowledge what a great service and support you all offer. We hope everyone has a fantastic evening, well-earned and deserved Happy Christmas.”

A spokesperson from St Helena said: “Within St Helena we have a Staff Voice group, made up of representatives from clinical and non-clinical departments, we regularly meet to discuss a wide range of topics.

“Our celebration was on Thursday, November 23, and was a resounding success, smiling, eating, drinking and lots of dancing! A truly wonderful opportunity for members of different departments to mix, relax and enjoy each other’s company.

“Receiving the call from Mike from London Network for Pest Solutions with his extremely kind offer to get the first round, was the icing on the cake. A chilled glass of Prosecco or bubbling bucks fizz was offered to everyone as they walk in the door at our private top floor event at the Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester.”

St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people facing incurable illness in north-east Essex, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.

LNPS also answered a cry for help from a local community group that runs a Saturday club for children and families based in East Greenwich.

The company has agreed to boost the fundraising campaign for The Bridge Community Centre with sponsorship of £1,000.

The Bridge provides a safe, nurturing and fun environment during term time where children with special needs can attend without pre-booking, be themselves, and feel empowered through inclusive and specialist sports and dance activities. It is one of the few places where families can gather regularly, share experiences and form strong connections with others in similar situations.

LNPS’s financial support will help towards the ongoing running costs of this much-needed haven for families and children with special needs and disabilities in East Greenwich while expanding the services to offer more opportunities for growth, learning and social interaction for children and their siblings. The group was established two and a half years ago.

Becca Coulby, who helps to run The Bridge, said: “We really appreciate the support LNPS is giving us, it will make a huge difference. To date, we have over 100 families registered with us whose children participate in various activities, games, and sensory-based imaginative themes tailored to their unique needs.”

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