The 29th February brought with it an extra day of care for us to provide for our patients, with extra funds to raise to pay for it. Two local companies joined forces to bid their support this leap year to help.
Specialist care services at Overgate Hospice are provided free of charge to patients every day of the year with the cost of providing that care now reaching a staggering £16,200 per day. At our annual Sporting Dinner, which was held in January, our team offered an auction item to fund the care at Overgate Hospice for this year’s leap day.

Falconer Print & Packaging Ltd renowned as an innovator in carton engineering based in Elland and Arkoni who are specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of steel fire rated glazing solutions based in Brighouse each pledged £9,000 to pay for this extra special gift. Thanks to their generosity, we have been able to provide the extra 24 hours of care for those who need it most at no extra cost.

Suzanne Benn, Business Partnerships Manager, Overgate Hospice said “The extra day this year provided a once in a four-year opportunity to make an impact in hospice care and once again our local businesses didn’t disappoint. On behalf of all our staff and the patients we are caring for at Overgate Hospice this leap day, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Falconer and Arkoni – they truly are leap year legends. With their incredible support, leap day is an extra day that we filled with compassionate care”.

Richard Martin, Managing Director at Falconer Print and Packaging Ltd said “We didn’t hesitate to raise our hand to fund this extra day of care, we are aware of the invaluable service that Overgate provides to people across Calderdale. We have visited the Hospice and have seen first-hand the amazing care provided”.
Similarly Lee O’Donnell Managing Director at Arkoni commented “I am really pleased that Arkoni have been able to help fund the extra day this February, we are proud to be able to support the Hospice in this way and help to make a difference in our local community.”