Become a corporate supporter of Duchess of Kent Hospice

Corporate supporters

A number of local businesses are supporting our work, and play a key role in helping us raise funds towards the £1.4 million needed each year to deliver care for people with life-limiting conditions in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. We are grateful for their support, and hope to retain their assistance for the years to come.

To find out how your business can support our work please contact Ben Bar-Lev, Corporate Partnerships, Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent adn Nettlebed Hospice by email at or by calling 01491 641 384 ext 272.

Our corporate partners include:


Co-operative Tilehurst
We are very pleased to have been chosen as the chosen charity for The Midcounties Co-operative the Colonnade Tilehurst Retail. Colleagues at the store have held fundraising bag packs and collected on the checkouts for 2015/16. In 2015/16 the local partnership raised £1068.13. The partnership has now been extended until December 2016.

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Marks & Spencer Lower Earley
We are thrilled to have been chosen by Marks and Spencer in Lower Early as their Charity of the Year for 2016/17. This partnership is in the early stages but seems to be promising.

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Howden’s Joinery
Howden’s Joinery has just announced that they will be supporting local charities rather than having a national partnership. The Reading and Newbury branch has selected Duchess of Kent Hospice as their charity to support for 2016/17.

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Starbucks Reading
Starbucks in King Street and Queen Street in Reading have chosen to support the Duchess of Kent Hospice as their local charity of the year. They will be displaying out collecting tins in both branches and there is potential for a blueberry muffin promotion.


Rowberry Morris

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Rowberry Morris in Castle Street has been supporting the hospice for the past two years. They hold annual cake sales in the office and will be promoting the charity throughout ‘Remember a Charity Week’.

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Clydesdale Bank
Clydesdale Bank in Forbury Gardens has supported the Duchess of Kent Hospice for over 6 years. They hold annual quiz night fundraisers and pay donations via Hospice UK.

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Prudential Reading

Prudential Reading has chosen the Duchess of Kent Hospice as its Charity of the Year for 2016/17. Malcolm Bealey a former prudential employee passed away at the hospice just before the partnership began. The team have taken part in two corporate days at the hospice building a raised flower bed and herb garden for our patients.