A KIDDERMINSTER company hit its fundraising goal again by scoring another bumper amount of money for Kemp Hospice.

Employees of Stepnell Building & Civil Engineering Ltd, who are based on Mill Street in Kidderminster, played a summer charity football match in glorious sunshine to again support the hospice.

The firm, which is currently undertaking extensive building projects across the region, took to the pitch at their annual family fun day at Wolverley CE Secondary School.

Their goal was to raise as much money as a similar game they played before Christmas last year, instead they topped that figure raising £490 at full-time.

Tony Scrocca, project manager at Stepnell said: "Kemp Hospice is a wonderful, caring place which does so much to bring comfort and support to people in our community.

“We wanted to do our bit to help keep supporting them and we have pledged to do more fundraising for them in the future.

“It costs £1.5 million a year to run Kemp and 70 per cent is funded by donations from supporters in the local community.

“We were so pleased to have beaten our last fundraising total and hope to build on that figure too.”

Cathy Sloan, Kemp’s head of fundraising, added “Every year we have to look at raising a lot of money so that we can provide our services, to people locally, free of charge.

“Without the support and incredible compassion of businesses like Stepnell we wouldn’t be able to do it.”

Anyone wishing to fundraise, donate or volunteer for Kemp can find out more by visiting www.kemphospice.org.uk or by calling 01562 756000.