Summer has officially arrived. Not because it’s 25 degrees outside (or grey and drizzly, depending on when you read this), but because Madgex has held it's annual barbecue, raising £383 for The Martlets Hospice in the process.

The venue for this year’s summer madness was Brighton Sailing Club, where Madgexians ate, drank and made merry while raising much-needed funds for Brighton’s local hospice with a raffle.

A great selection of local businesses offered some sizzling prizes, including tickets to see Nina Conti at the Dome, dinner at the Coal Shed, a night at My Hotel and beer tasting.

A big thanks goes to:

  • My Hotel
  • Coal Shed
  • Komedia
  • Duke of York’s
  • The Treatment Rooms
  • MEATliquor
  • Brighton Dome
  • Yellowave
  • The Perfect Pamper
  • David Rhodes Fruiterers
  • BrewDog
  • Bison Beer
  • Kooks Restaurant

The yearly barbecue and raffle is one of many Magdex initiatives to engage with its employees and support the wider community.

Hanna Smith, HR director at Madgex, said: “We are lucky to work for such a caring and inspiring organisation.

“Our ethos is to help the local community as much as we can, so I was pleased our raffle attracted such support from local suppliers and businesses who were happy to donate prizes.

“Of the money raised, 100% has been donated to The Martlets Hospice. We are so happy to be able to help them with this donation as they rely heavily on charity.”

The Martlets Hospice cares for people affected by life-limiting illness living in and around Brighton and Hove. While they offer their services for free, the charity is not part of the NHS and has to generate £9,000 every single day of the year in order to continue their high level of care.

Emma Knight, head of corporate and major donor giving, Martlets Hospice: “Martlets is reliant on the generosity of businesses and individuals in and around the city, so it’s great that companies like Madgex help make a difference, while enjoying themselves. We’re really grateful to everyone for raising £383 for Martlets. The money raised will go directly towards life-changing hospice care for people living in and around our city. Thank you.”

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