Exciting Partnership with Continental Diamond Tools Ltd

St Kentigern Hospice are delighted to announce a long term partnership with Continental Diamond Tools Ltd (CDT), based in Kinmel Bay. CDT have chosen the hospice because of the ‘wonderful care’ shown for relatives of team members, including both parents of engraver and dispatch officer Helen Turberville.

The company,  which supplies sophisticated parts for production machinery for Rolls-Royce and other aerospace companies, has made its first donation to the charity with Helen handing over a cheque for £1,000 at the hospice in St Asaph.

The donation was made to mark the 40th anniversary of the specialist firm – one of only two of its kind in the UK –  which employs 40 skilled staff at its factory on the Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate in Kinmel Bay.

Helen said: “My parents, Maureen and Ted Felton, from Kinmel Bay, were both here and the care and support the hospice gave was a great comfort to them and to us as a family.

“My mum used to come to the day centre here and made many things I still have at home including a tie-dyed silk scarf.

“Then she was a resident here and was struggling with her mobility and they helped her a lot before she passed away here.

“My dad was in hospital in Liverpool and I asked for him to be moved to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and they said he only had a matter of days so I requested that he come to St Kentigern and the staff here managed to get him in.

“He knew we were trying to get him here because on one of his good days we managed to tell him and it meant a lot to all of us as a family.

“St Kentigern is a wonderful place and my mum made a lot of friends here. It’s very comforting here and I’m delighted that CDT are supporting it.”

CDT Finance Manager Michaela Lawton said: “It is a fantastic cause, it’s local and after a discussion with our employees about which charities to support St Kentigern was put forward and it was a no-brainer really.

“I came to visit the hospice and was so impressed by the work they are doing and by the fantastic range of services and activities they provide, not only to their patients but to their families at the most difficult time in their lives.

“This is the 40th anniversary of the company and we want to set up a long-term partnership with St Kentigern to mark that and we aim to support them with regular donations in the future.”

Alwyn Mason, Corporate Fundraiser for the hospice said ‘ This partnership is fantastic news for the hospice and we look forward to building a special relationship with CDT in the coming years. I would like to thank them for choosing us and for the initial donation of £1000 to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The hospice will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2025, so it is nice that we will be celebrating each other’s anniversaries as part of this partnership’

Continental Diamond Tool Ltd donation to St Kentigerns. Pictured left Helen Turberville of CDT with Michaela Lawton, Alwyn Mason Corporate Fundraiser, Michaella Brannan Fundraising Manager and Becky McNay Advanced Nurse Practitioner.