We’re Guildford Spectrum’s Charity of the Year 2014!

Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex has named us as their Charity of the Year for 2014, after members of the public were encouraged to vote for one of three shortlisted charities, which also had Surrey Young Carers and Oakleaf Enterprise in the running.

As their Charity of the Year 2014, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices will be given activity tickets that can be exchanged for a wide variety of leisure facilities including swimming sessions, use of the gym, sports hall activities, group exercise classes and ten pin bowling. The activity tickets are generated through the generosity of Spectrum’s customers, who donate their loyalty card points to the cause. These points are converted into activity tickets, around 200,000 points are expected equating to 400 activities.

“We are delighted to be collecting for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices this year, and I’m sure our members will be very generous once again, as they recognise and appreciate the vital work done by this charity in our local community,” said Steve May, Freedom Leisure area manager. As it’s the Spectrum’s 21st Birthday this year, they will give 21,000 points to get us off to a flying start.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us, and we’re so grateful to everyone who took the time and voted for us” said Anita Avery, corporate fundraiser at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. She hopes the programme will give some of our patients and their families the chance to relax and have some quality time together, and that the partnership will help us raise awareness of our work in the local area.

Read more about the Guildford Spectrum on their website.

You can read other storied about how corporates are supporting us here.

See all the photos from the official announcement in our Facebook album.