Announcing St Columba’s Hospice Care as our 2023 Charity Partner

[L-R NVT Group’s Irene Simmons (PA to Directors), Graham Stevenson (Group Marketing Manager) and Oscar Barr (Head of the NVT Cares Charity Committee) visiting St Columba’s Hospice Care.]

Today we are delighted to confirm that our chosen charity partner for 2023 is St Columba’s Hospice Care, based in Edinburgh.

NVT Group and St Columba’s have a long-standing relationship, which made the decision to partner with the charity all the more appropriate.

Together, we have a shared vision for the support of people who need end-of-life palliative care and our partnership will aim to raise funds to help pay for these much needed services and provide volunteering opportunities for NVT Group employees.

Who are St Columba’s Hospice Care and what do they do?

St Columba’s Hospice exists to give everyone who needs it the very best hospice care.

The team at the hospice offers expert advice to patients, families, and health professionals at first point of contact whilst helping everyone access the right services at the right time.

Services range from referrals, grief and bereavement support, to the ‘Hospice at Home’ service, plus many more supportive services.

St Columba’s Hospice Care goes to tremendous lengths to help patients live a life that is as full as possible, for as long as possible.  The team also offers a welcoming environment to allow patients and loved ones to speak about mental health concerns which can arise during difficult times.

What is NVT Group doing to support fundraising initiatives?

At NVT Group, our team are eager and ready to start their fundraising efforts for the hospice so they can continue to deliver the all-important services that they provide to the people who really need it.

Oscar Barr, the Head of the NVT Cares Charity Committee says: “Hospice care is more than just a nice building for someone to reside in, and St Columba’s ensures that hospice care extends far beyond the four walls.  They want patients and families to have a place to come and feel supported whilst getting the care that they deserve.

“At NVT we are delighted to be working alongside the team and community at St Columba’s Hospice Care in Edinburgh and East Lothian. They are such a fantastic team who go above and beyond for their patients, employees, and visitors. We can’t wait to get started with our fundraising activities and start raising money for such an important cause.”

To start the fundraising activity, NVT Group employees are invited to support the hospice by taking part in the NVT Staff Salary Sacrifice scheme.  Through this initiative, NVT Group will also double any donations made by employees, with a matched contribution.

Additionally, the team will get involved in fundraising activities such as Dress Down Fridays, Bake Sales and more – so keep an eye on our LinkedIn page, and other social media channels to keep to date with what we’re up to.

Amanda Southey, Corporate Development Manager at St Columba’s Hospice Care said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supported by NVT in 2023, and are looking forward to a terrific year of activities and events to raise vital funds and awareness of our work.  Every pound raised through this partnership will help us provide much needed care and support to patients and families across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and we really can’t thank the team at NVT enough for choosing to support us!”

If you would like to donate to the wonderful St Columba’s Hospice Care, you can do so today on our JustGiving page at: