Hampshire Flag Company has donated a wealth of flags and banners to support a charity which helps improve the lives of people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The flag manufacturer has supplied nine roller banners, two tear drop flags and 10 PVC banners to The Rowans Hospice, which is situated just a few miles away from the firm in Waterlooville.
The flags and banners will boost the charity's efforts to raise its profile and much-needed funds when they are used at a range of events throughout 2013. These events include the Dying Matters Week taking place this month when The Rowans Hospice will have stands in the community to promote its Make-a-Will fortnight in June, the Moonlit Memories walk also in June, the Ruby Ride in September and the Great South Run in October.
The banners will also be used by community groups at their own events to brand them as supporting The Rowans Hospice.
The teardrop flags are manufactured from knitted polyester on a DuPont Artistri 2020 machine and feature three designs including The Rowans Hospice logo. The roller banners are manufactured from polyester film on a DuPont Chromaprint machine.
Ann Cooper, Head of Communications at The Rowans Hospice said, “Once again the support from the Hampshire Flag team has been invaluable. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and willingness to donate so many promotional items free of charge. The latest flags and banners look amazing and will certainly attract attention when they are displayed at the extensive line-up of events we have planned for this year.”
The Rowans Hospice was established in 1994 and has helped more than 7,000 patients and families across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. This year the Hospice needs to raise over £4 million to continue its work.
Managing Director of Hampshire Flag Company, Graham Wilkinson, adds, “The Rowans Hospice plays such an important role and we are delighted to be supporting the charity again, especially as it's an intrinsic part of our community."
Hampshire Flag has provided on-going support for The Rowans Hospice - it provided five tear drop flags and five banner systems in 2011 and pull-up banners for Dorothy’s Dream, the appeal to raise £1 million for The Rowans Hospice at Home Appeal launched in September 2010.