Team at Port of Ipswich raises further £1,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice
November 27, 2018
Team at the Port of Ipswich taking part in a charity quiz night
Colleagues at the Port of Ipswich have organised a charity quiz night, which raised a further £1,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, bringing the grand total raised in 2018 up to £12,000.
The event was well-attended and created a great atmosphere for ABP colleagues and customers alike.
Earlier this year, a team of 14 ABP colleagues completed a 100 mile cycle ride to raise £2,500 St Elizabeth Hospice. The Hospice works with people living with progressive and terminal illnesses, offering expert care and support to help them and their families.
Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager - East Coast, said: “We are proud to be working with our customers and stakeholders to support the important work done by St Elizabeth Hospice in our community.
“Through social events like the quiz night, we encourage colleagues to take part in fun activities which also help to raise funds for worthwhile causes in our communities. Our aims are to be good neighbours in our communities whilst at the same time creating a great place to work.”
Next year, ABP will take part in ‘Elmer’s Big Parade’ which will run on the streets of Suffolk, following the earlier success of the ‘Pig’s Gone Wild’ art trail in 2016, which raised more than £200,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice. The parade in 2019 will mark the 30th anniversaries of both St Elizabeth Hospice and the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.