Smith & Williamson has donated £2,000 to the Cheltenham hospice which cared for a former member of staff who died last year.
Sarah Hackwell, who was a secretary in Smith & Williamson’s Cheltenham office for almost four years, fought cancer for two years and spent her final days at the Leckhampton Court Hospice.
The hospice in run by the Sue Ryder charity, which provides care for terminally ill people. The donation was used to buy two reclining chairs for residents at the hospice.
Louise Somerset, parter in private client tax services at Smith & Williamson LLP and head of the firm’s Cheltenham office, said: “Sarah spent her last few days at Leckhampton Court where she was cared for with love and attention.
“Peter, her husband, and Rosemary, her mother visited her there and really appreciated everything they did for Sarah to make her last few days as good as they could possibly be.
“I know the staff can never do too much for patients and their families and they all go above and beyond in caring for those near the end of their life.”
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Smith & Williamson is an independently owned financial and professional services group. The firm is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices, entrepreneurs and mid-to-large corporates. The group’s c1,700 people operate from a network of twelve offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.