Software development company, Propel has announced they will be actively supporting Wakefield Hospice, nominated as their Charity of the Year.

The hospice is committed to providing the highest symptom management and care for people with advanced active, progressive and life-threatening illnesses. This care is provided free of charge to patients who have been assessed as in need of specialist palliative care.

With increasing costs of over £4 million a year to run the organisation, Wakefield Hospice relies on fundraising initiatives and community donations to meet over £3 million of that total.

The bespoke software company plans to participate in several events throughout the year, including the Wakefield 10k Road Race and 1k Mini Run, as well as organising its own fundraising initiatives.

Hannah Starkey, HR manager at Propel, comments on the appointment: “The team has always undertaken fundraising and charity activity, but this year we wanted to go bigger and better. Following an internal survey, the whole business voted for their chosen charity to support throughout 2023 and Wakefield Hospice was selected, a local charity that means so much to many people.

“While our full schedule of fundraising events is yet to be finalised, we have already set up a donation drop-off point at the office where employees can leave good quality clothing, homeware, toys and books to donate, and we plan to get involved in plenty of volunteering and other fun initiatives. As it's the first year we’ve selected a charity of the year, I think it would be great if we could raise at least £1,000.

“We’re really proud to be supporting a local charity, and we cannot wait to get our hands dirty!”

The software development company enables businesses to propel by working collaboratively to deliver software and systems improvements embedded in industry and sector knowledge while focusing on sector-specific needs and outcomes.