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1st Feb 2021
Nick Williams of Arnolds Keys with the Priscilla Bacon Hospice donation sm

The appeal to build a new hospice in Norfolk has received a £5,000 boost after staff at a Norfolk property services firm spent a year raising cash through a variety of fundraising activities – and they have pledged to spend 2021 fundraising for the appeal as well.

Staff at Arnolds Keys chose the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal as their designated charity for 2020, and raised a total of £5,022 during the year. 

With fundraising activities curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, this total is lower than has been raised in previous years – so staff have decided to keep the Appeal as its charity for 2021.

“Our staff enthusiastically undertake all sorts of fundraising activities over the year, but of course in 2020 their ability to do that was of course limited,” said Nick Williams, chair of Arnolds Keys’ charity committee.

“We are really pleased to have raised just over £5,000, but we are determined to do more for this important appeal, with staff having voted to keep Priscilla Bacon Hospice as our charity over the coming year.  We are looking forward to raising even more as restrictions start to be lifted.

Despite the various coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions, staff at the firm undertook a variety of fundraising activities during the year, including cake sales, individual sponsored walks and other activities, and a raffle for a Christmas hamper.

Unfortunately some regular activities such as the annual golf day and cycling event were not able to happen, nor was the planned Coastal Walk.

Hugo Stevenson, head of fundraising and communications at the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal, said, “Raising £5,000 during the pandemic, when so many of the regular Arnolds Keys fundraising activities could not take place, is a testament to the inventiveness and hard work of the Arnolds Keys staff.  We are incredibly grateful for their support and look forward to working with them again in 2021.”