Beard Construction supports fundraising for Prospect Hospice


Beard Construction supports fundraising for Prospect Hospice

We were delighted to welcome supporters Paul Bassett and Karen Hyde to Prospect Hospice, where they, along with Mark Beard, Chairman of Beard Construction, presented Sheryl Crouch, our Head of Fundraising, with a cheque for £1,500. Beard Construction, the company Paul works for, kindly boosted the funds raised through a Zumba-a-thon late last year with a donation from the firm bringing the total raised to £2,579.

Since then, Paul has also completed the Source to Sea challenge, a trekking and canoeing event in Dartmoor over the May bank holiday weekend as part of a party of seven, jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet and competed in the recent T H White Rally Challenge. All of Paul’s activities have been inspired by the care that his late wife Claire received at the hospice in her final weeks in the summer and autumn of 2016.

"It’s been my privilege to raise the money that I have for Prospect Hospice in Claire’s memory," says Paul, "and I am delighted that Mark and everyone at Beard Construction have been so incredibly supportive of me in my attempts to raise funds for this great charity. I would like to thank everyone who has done so much to help me give something back in Claire’s memory. We have had some fun over recent months raising this money and I know as well as anyone the difference this money will make to local people."

"Paul has been incredible in his determination to raise funds for Prospect Hospice," says Sheryl Crouch, "and he’s a great example of a supporter enjoying the activity they have been involved in while they’ve been raising funds. We’re hugely grateful to Paul for all that he has done so far, and it has been great to be able to extend our thanks to Mark Beard for the support Beard Construction have given Paul in his fundraising activity so far."

 Photo L-R: Prospect Hospice fundraising manager Genevieve Arney, Mark Beard, Paul Bassett, Zumbathon organiser Karen Hyde and Sheryl Crouch.