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Guild of Patrons for Alice House Hospice

By Ellie Nixon | 1st December 2022

Hart Biologicals has been featured in Alice House Hopsice's supporters magazine, recognising that we have been members of the Guild since January 2013. 

As a company, we are very proud to be long-term supporters and Patrons of such a fantastic cause.


The article reads:

"The Alice House Hospice Guild of Patrons represents the highest level of formal support from businesses. To join the Guild, each organisation pledges a donation of £5,000 per year. This ensures guaranteed and sustainable income, which helps to deliver, plan and future-proof our services. Members receive a plaque which is displayed in Alice House Hospice and one to display in their own business premises.

Hart Biologicals have been members of the Guild since January 2013 and have shown their support in a number of ways, including staff taking part in the Great North Run, attending events, including our recent Alice House Party, advertising and sponsorship, as well as in-house fundraising and joining in with our annual Purple Week. Hart Biologicals was set up in Hartlepool in 2002 by Alby Pattison, supported by a small team of people and has grown over the years now employing 45+ people, the company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Alby is now a semi-retired consultant after the business was bought in 2019 by Managing Director Alex Ebinger and his business partners. Operations Manager Jason Pattison said, “Working with Alice House Hospice is an important part of the company’s social responsibility agenda and is something we feel is very important and worthwhile.

We have supported and participated in a number of activities through the years which have not only raised money for the Hospice but also brought pleasure to the workforce involved. Long may it continue.”

Greg Hildreth, Business & Communications Senior Manager at Alice House said “It is a pleasure to work with Alby, Alex, Jason and the team at Hart Biologicals. We have a long history with the company and they have shown warmth and care to Hospice patients in so many ways.

It’s wonderful to see the enthusiasm and involvement from the staff at Hart Biologicals and I really look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.” If your business or workplace would like to find out more about the Hospice’s Guild of Patrons, or how businesses can get involved in supporting local Hospice care, contact Greg on 01429 855529 or"

To read the full magazine click here

To find out how you can get involved, click here

To find out more about Alice House Hospice, click here