In memory of Pensionlite company founder Andy Hawthorne we are embarking on a year of charity work to pay tribute to him. Each month we plan to take part in a challenge in order to raise money for Compton Hospice as well as Hope House, Severn Hospice, Jayne Sarent Foundation and Lingen Davies which Pensionlite have supported over the years. You can find out more about each of the charities here.

Compton Care

Compton Care are the leaders in palliative care and for the last 35 years have been providing accessible, innovative and influential care. Today, over 70% of their work is carried out within the community, with teams of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Healthcare Assistants and supportive care staff visiting people in their own homes.

Their patient and family services are split across 2 sites, Compton Hall, and The Cedars, and include an 18 bed inpatient unit, day therapy centre, supportive care centre, lymphoedema clinic and community care teams.

Severn Hospice

Severn Hospice gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire and Mid Wales who are living with an incurable illness.

They support families through the good days and bad days because they believe that when cure is no longer possible, care is. Since 1989, they have given free care and support to more than 27,000 patients and their loved ones during their time of greatest need. They now help more than 2,800 local people every year.

Jayne Sargent Foundation

Jayne Sargent Foundation was set up in March 2014 in memory of Jayne Sargent, who had fought a ten year battle with breast cancer. She was a local business woman, wife, mother and grandmother.

Colin Sargent, Jayne’s husband wanted to make a difference in Telford as he felt that there was limited resources to help him and his family when they needed it most. Along with six other trustees they set up the Jayne Sargent Foundation with the aim of providing the support that people affected by cancer and their families need in the Telford and Wrekin area.

Hope House

Hope House Children’s Hospices – Hope House at Oswestry and Tŷ Gobaith at Conwy – provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales.

A range of services is offered, including respite and end-of-life care at the hospices and/or within the family home, and support such as counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children, young people’s and carers’ rights.

Lingen Davies

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is committed to supporting cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales. The charity was started in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies.

The charity has contributed around £18 million in today’s prices to improve cancer services in the local area. It is estimated that around 75,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.