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Metro team reaches milestone for its 2022 charity of the year.

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One of the region’s leading palliative and end of life care charities is set to receive a welcome boost thanks to the generosity of the West Midlands Metro team.

Over the past 12 months they’ve raised just over £1,000 for Wolverhampton-based Compton Care by taking part in a series of events organised in support of their adopted ‘Charity of the Year’.

Vicki Bennett, West Midlands Metro Customer Service Manager, explained: “Last year we asked colleagues to vote for a worthy cause to benefit from our fundraising events, and Compton Care topped the poll.

“Since then, colleagues have made a fantastic effort to support a much-loved organisation through numerous events including coffee mornings, raffles, a sponsored bike ride and a Christmas jumper day.

“They have also supported the charity by volunteering in the Compton Care gardens, helping it to prepare for a summer garden festival.”

In 2022 Compton Care celebrated its 40th birthday and provides great quality clinical expertise and emotional support for people living with complex or incurable conditions.

The free services, tailored to individuals needs, are provided in Compton’s purpose-built facilities or in people’s own home, helping people and their loved ones navigate through every aspect of life with an incurable condition.

“This was the first time that our fundraising efforts have been focused on one organisation, and the ‘adopted charity’ approach has proved hugely popular with the team currently voting for a worthy cause to support in 2023,” Vicki said.

Elaine Reed, Compton Care’s Corporate Fundraiser, said: “Thanks to everyone at West Midland Metro for supporting Compton Care. It has been a wonderful year, having the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the organisation. We could not continue our vital work caring for patients and their families affected by an incurable condition without amazing supporters like West Midland Metro.

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