CARING staff and their families from a Kidderminster construction and engineering company have raised £440 for Kemp Hospice at a charity football match.

Stepnell, based in Mill Street, organised the family-fun football event at Wolverley CE Secondary School as part of the firm's national drive to raise money for local charities where it operates during its 150th business anniversary celebrations.

Kemp Hospice, in Mason Road, offers specialist care and support to patients, families and carers dealing with life-limiting illness and bereavement in the Wyre Forest community.

Tony Scrocca, project manager at Stepnell, who organised the charity football match, said: "Kemp Hospice is a wonderful, caring place which does so much to bring comfort and support to people in our community nearing the end of their lives and their families, carers and friends.

"We wanted to do something to help the hospice which costs £1 million a year to run and is 70 per cent funded by donations from local supporters in the community.

"We are delighted we could contribute the money we raised to this very worthy cause."

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