A group of employees in Kent took time out of their busy schedules to honour former colleague, Mr James Cork, who they affectionately called “The Gentleman” and to raise money for Heart of Kent Hospice.

Employees from Erith based, drywall and façade specialists Stanmore Contractors Limited spent a full day participating in a range of fundraising activities from taking part in office games and quizzes, and guessing the number of M&M and Jelly Beans in a jar, to sampling homemade goodies and playing the raffle.

Hannah Morgan, Mr Cork’s granddaughter and the third generation of her family to work at Stanmore Contractors, organised the day in memory of her grandad and to raise money for Heart of Kent Hospice who cared for him and the family. She recalls, “Saying thank you to the Hospice for all their support just isn’t enough. Raising money is my way of doing what grandad would have done. He always wanted to help when you were doing something.”

Stanmore Contractors raised an impressing £2,000 and Hannah dropped into the Hospice to share the great news with some of the outpatients taking part in a craft session.

Corporate Partnerships Manager Claire Whybrew says, “It’s heart-warming how well thought of Mr Cork was and how, with the support of her family and colleagues, Hannah was able to make a huge difference to work we do.

“Our outpatients Lois and Joyce (pictured) really enjoyed meeting Hannah and hearing about her grandad and the activities of her company.”

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