Tarmac support ‘Light up a Life’ hospice appeal

January 20, 2021

Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry in Buxton has given Blythe House Hospice’s annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal a valuable boost with a donation of £1218.

The cement and lime site has supported the charities campaign for the past 14 years. For the last three years the donation has been linked to an initiative run at the site which encourages employees to be vigilant about day-to-day safety.

Pete Butterworth, stone and powders director at Tunstead, explained: “We are very proud to have a long-standing relationship with Blythe House. This year, with the pandemic seriously affecting the charity’s income, it was even more important that we supported their fundraising.

In support of an on-site safety campaign, employees were asked to vote for a local charity to receive a significant donation and Blythe House has always been a top choice.”

All money raised from Light up a Life will be used to fund the services provided by Blythe House, which are available for anyone in the High Peak living with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.

Blythe House Hospice Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Rebecca Gregory adds: “‘This year it was more important than ever for us to help families and friends come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones, and this sponsorship has given us a huge boost. Through this donation, Tarmac has supported Blythe House Hospice care in continuing to provide palliative and end of life care and support, and counselling and bereavement sessions, across our local community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Tarmac has supported our Light up a Life campaign for a good number of years, but the company’s continued support this year is appreciated even more given the loss of income we have seen as a result of the pandemic.”