Presenting 22 acts over an eight week period, the competition showcased musical, performing and entertainment on the virtual stage. The competition final round was judged by Bill Ziebell (CEO Employee Benefits and Brokerage), Leslie Lemenager (President, International), Nick Burns (CEO, UK) and Ben’s wife Sam.
Nick Burns, CEO Gallagher Benefit Services, explains: “It’s important to stay connected and close at a time when lockdown and social distancing removes the sense of proximity we would normally experience as a team. To help with their wider wellbeing and the human connections across our teams, we decided to run a fun competition focused on raising funds for Sue Ryder in memory of Ben.”
“To date we have raised over £10,000 and this number continues to grow through the donations from our employees, their families and social network.”
“This contribution goes a long way – 13 weeks of hospice care, 3 hospice nurses for a month, and 61 nurse kit bags – which presents families and carers with much needed resources to continue the great work undertaken by the Sue Ryder team.”
“Ben was a much loved member of our team, and this achievement speaks volumes about our culture and the way we come together at times of greatest need.”
Sue Ryder provides palliative and neurological care and rehabilitation, bereavement support, an online community for those affected by a terminal illness. Founded by Lady Sue Ryder in 2000 the charity provides care based on her principles: compassion and the relief of suffering.