AN ELECTRICAL component firm has given a super-charged boost to Prospect Hospice.

Cable Services, based on the Hawksworth Trading Estate, has handed over a cheque for more than £10,000 to the palliative care charity to help nurses care for and support more people affected by terminal illnesses.

Staff at the specialist electrical equipment and component distributor have been keen supporters of Prospect for a number of years and donated £20,000 to them in January last year.

Their continuing support for the charity was inspired by the care a family member of one of the staff had recently received.

This year’s donation of £10,046 includes a share of the business’s national charity fund, created by the proceeds of fundraising activities including raffles, 150 club, cake sales and race nights.

All the funds are pooled nationally and are then shared out, with each branch choosing local causes to support.

Mike Coombs, charity representative of Cable Services, said: “We are proud to be able to support a charity such as Prospect Hospice, as we can all see the good work that the hospice does within our local community close to our Swindon branch.

“Its great the money we have raised over the year will be put to good use and used to make a real difference in 2019.”

Lisa Curtis, Prospect Hospice’s corporate and major donor fundraiser, received the donation, saying: “We are absolutely thrilled that Cable Services have made such a generous donation to Prospect Hospice for a second consecutive year.

“Mike and the team have been incredibly supportive, and we can offer so much more care and support to our patients and their families in the months ahead.

"Thank you Cable Services - we cannot overstate just what a massive difference this makes.”

Prospect Hospice relies on 72 per cent of its budget coming from local fundraising by people in the community and businesses to run its wards in Wroughton and to visit patients at home.

The Cable Services Group has offices in Liverpool, Wrexham, Glasgow, and Stone. It ships components across the UK and internationally.