Rounders tournament raises £600 for Grantham hospice

Members of HSBC's rounders team, with Tina Dingley of St Barnabas Hospice (third from right) with, from left, Gareth Bowen, Chris Munnings, Val Twigg, Alan Andrews and Karen Bowen-Baker.
Members of HSBC's rounders team, with Tina Dingley of St Barnabas Hospice (third from right) with, from left, Gareth Bowen, Chris Munnings, Val Twigg, Alan Andrews and Karen Bowen-Baker.

Staff at HSBC were victorious in a charity rounders match raising money for St Barnabas Hospice’s recently created ‘Hospice in a Hospital’.

It was the second annual rounders tournament organised by HSBC, whose team competed against those from Chattertons, Duncan & Toplis and hosts Woodland Waters, raising £600 for the hospice’s pioneering development at Grantham Hospital.

The ‘Hospice in a Hospital’ is the first of its kind in the UK, comprising of a purposely designed six-bedded community hospice unit with state-of-the-art facilities to deliver specialised end-of-life care to patients.

Val Twigg who was among HSBC’s winning rounders players, said: “It was the unanimous decision of the HSBC team, and fully supported by their competitors, that this year’s funds, matched pound for pound by HSBC’s staff charity scheme, should be donated to St Barnabas Hospice, and split equally between Grantham and Lincoln Hospices.”

The cheque for St Barnabas in Grantham was presented by Alan Andrews, area commercial director for HSBC, to St Barnabas’ corporate fundraiser Tina Dingley.

HSBC added their thanks to Chattertons, Duncan & Toplis and Woodland Waters for their support and say they are looking forward to next year’s tournament.