The generosity of West Midlands Metro employees is set to provide a boost for one of the region’s leading palliative care centres.
Following an internal poll, the Metro team has adopted Wolverhampton-based Compton Care as its Charity of the Year.
Now the organisation is set to benefit from a wide range of fundraising events planned for the months ahead, including coffee mornings, bake sales and a raffle. Metro colleagues will also support the charity by volunteering in the Compton Care gardens, helping them to prepare for their summer garden festival.
Vicki Bennett, West Midlands Metro Customer Service Manager, commented: “As a team we’ve supported a wide range of local and national appeals; but this year we wanted to do something a little different by focusing our fundraising activity around one charity.
“We asked colleagues to suggest charities that they would like us to support, and we had a shortlist of worthy causes, with Compton Care attracting the most votes from colleagues. Now all our fundraising events in 2022 will support the fantastic work being done by a much-loved local charity.”
Over the last four decades, Compton Care has provided medical and clinical support to help ensure people are as pain-free as possible and manage the physical changes to their bodies. It’s also helped families negotiate finances, care plans and all the lifestyle and environmental changes that come with a terminal diagnosis.
Currently Compton Care is celebrating its 40th birthday as it continues to provide support to people with complex or incurable conditions, improving their quality of life while being there for their families and loved ones.
Elaine Grant, Corporate Fundraiser at Compton Care, added: “We are delighted to have been chosen as West Midland Metro’s Charity of the Year and we look forward to supporting them in their fundraising events. The money they raise will help to fund essential care for local families living with the effects of incurable conditions, helping them to live their best life possible.”