An investment executive from the St James’s Place Charitable Fund has chosen Weston Hospicecare as the beneficiary of £2,500 which has been donated by his workplace.
Sam Curley, from Weston, deals with investments for clients as part of his role for Rowan Dartington, who are part of the St James’s Wealth Management Group.
Sam is also heavily involved with Weston Cricket Club where he has played and volunteered during the past thirty years.
Weston Hospicecare have used the facilities at the club as event headquarters for their recent Mendip Challenge and It’s A Hospice Knockout event.
Sam says his pledge to support the charity came after the partnership with the cricket club and the connections with the hospice involving some of their members.
He said: “I’ve been involved with Weston Cricket Club for more than 30 years, I’ve played cricket since I was 10 or 11 years of age.
“I have been very involved in helping run the club as well in that time. I volunteer because I am very interested in cricket and very passionate about sport in general and in particular trying to get young people into sport.
“There’s a lot of people within the club who have had family cared for by the hospice, and a lot of people in Weston have links with the hospice because it is such a fantastic charity and gives brilliant care and assistance to people.
“Recently we hosted the hospice’s Mendip Challenge and It’s A Hospice Knockout. These events encouraged me to apply for a donation from my workplace.
“My connection to the hospice is mainly through people I know, I haven’t had any members of family cared for by the hospice.
“I am very impressed by how it is run and how friendly everyone is. It is also a very calm place, I didn’t realise quite how big the organisation is and I am much clearer how things work here now.
Sam then said he is looking forward to the future partnership between Weston Hospicecare and Weston Cricket Club.
He said: “I think it is a great partnership and there’s certainly some more opportunities available by being more creative.
“I am very grateful for the time today from the people who have shown me around, it makes me feel happy and comfortable that the donation made has been given to a fantastic cause.”