Managing Director of Citrus Financial, David Braithwaite, presents a cheque to Hospice in the Weald

Our Managing Director, David Braithwaite was delighted to award a grant of $4,000 (approx £3,000) to Hospice in the Weald on behalf of the MDRT Foundation.

Hospice in the Weald, the chosen charity of Citrus Financial, provides care completely free of charge to patients with a terminal illness, and those important to them, in West Kent and northern East Sussex. They are there 24 hours a day to help, support and care for patients with an illness where a cure is no longer possible, and for patients who will at some stage die from their illness, whenever that may be.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1.6 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to over 300 charitable organizations worldwide.

An MDRT member, David nominated Hospice in the Weald to receive a grant from the foundation following his own personal experience of the valuable care provided by the charity. David said,

“Hospice in the Weald is my local hospice. Like so many of us, I didn’t expect to experience it personally. We didn’t see the diagnosis of my sister coming. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and sadly died at the age of 35. During the latter days of her life, she was superbly looked after by the Hospice, with the staff going above and beyond to care for not only her, but for all of us as a family. They have served our community for over 40 years and nearly everyone in our local area knows someone who has relied on their outstanding care. As a business, Citrus Financial fundraises for the charity and I’m absolutely delighted the MDRT Foundation has awarded this generous grant.”

Lou Wardle, Head of Fundraising at Hospice in the Weald, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this grant from the MDRT Foundation. We’d like to thank the Foundation and David at Citrus Financial for nominating us and for his continued support of Hospice in the Weald. As David knows from his own experience, we provide a range of care and support for both terminally ill patients and their loved ones, at all stages in the last year of life, and this generous grant will help us to continue our vital work.”

About Hospice in the Weald
Hospice in the Weald, based in Maidstone Road, Pembury with its pioneering Cottage Hospice in Five Ashes, ensures everyone with a terminal illness, and those important to them, will always receive care that is completely free of charge. Independent from the NHS, Hospice in the Weald needs to raise over £8million each year to provide vital Hospice care in the community. www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk

About the MDRT Foundation:
The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $38 million in more than 72 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit mdrtfoundation.org.

About MDRT:
Founded in 1927, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 86,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit www.mdrt.org and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet