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9 Feb 2017 Business Buddies

A huge Thank You as devoted Supporters, Direct Blinds, back Kirkwood Hospice for another Year

In January, Lockwood-based online blinds company, Direct Blinds, make a Company Donation of £7,000 and pledge to make Kirkwood Hospice chosen charity of the year again for 2017.

In a visit to the Dalton Hospice in January, family owned and run business, Direct Blinds, made an overwhelming and generous company donation of £7,000, kindly pledging to make Kirkwood Hospice their chosen charity of the year once again for 2017.

Nicolas Swift, Managing Director of Direct Blinds, presenting the £7,000 cheque to Kirkwood Hospice Nurses and Partnership Development Manager, Kate Leadbeater.

 

Established in 1969, Direct Blinds, formerly Swift Blinds, are an online next-day-delivery blinds service and longstanding business supporter to the Hospice of over 20 years.

Company donations are just one of the ways Direct Blinds have found to support the Hospice in its fundraising efforts. Over the years, the company have taken part in the Kirkwood Easter Egg Appeal, Christmas events and have even held their own annual Golf Day.

"It’s the fundraising and support from local sponsors that keep Hospices going and make it possible to carry on all the good work that they do locally." Nicolas Swift

As a Huddersfield business man, Nicolas Swift, Managing Director of Direct Blinds, feels it is extremely important for local businesses to support services and causes in the local community, such as Kirkwood Hospice, and takes great pride in doing so.

He said: “Our Company have been based in Huddersfield for over 45 years, and we’re very proud of Huddersfield as a town. When the Hospice was first built, we thought it was one of the best charities to support wherever, and however, we could.

“We are a local business employing a number of local people so our first thoughts would always be local. We realise that Kirkwood Hospice is not an entirely government-funded institution and therefore how important it is for people like ourselves to do whatever we can. It’s the fundraising and support from local sponsors that keep Hospices going and make it possible to carry on all the good work that they do locally.”

"We want to thank Direct Blinds for their continued kindness, loyalty and generosity to the Hospice over all these years." Kate Leadbeater

Kate Leadbeater, Partnership Development Manager at Kirkwood Hospice, who attended a recent cheque presentation with Nicolas, is keen to thank Direct Blinds for their continued support over the years and for the difference they make to the Hospice.

She said: “We want to thank Direct Blinds, our fantastic long-standing business supporters, for their continued kindness, loyalty and generosity to the Hospice over all these years.”

If you would like to find out more about Direct Blinds, visit: www.directblinds.co.uk

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