Anniversary year to support local hospice

NB_10-Year-Logo_LoRes-JPEGAs Northern Bear plc prepares to mark 10 years of serving the building industry it is raising funds for North East charity St Oswald’s Hospice, which is also celebrating a significant anniversary: its 30th birthday.

Northern Bear has sponsored a series of prizes for a special raffle and is selling tickets via its 12 subsidiary companies. First prize is a trip to London including first class travel, four-star accommodation, theatre tickets and spending money.

Group Managing Director Graham Jennings said: “St Oswald’s Hospice is our local charity of choice and we are delighted to support them in our 10th anniversary year. We will be organising a number of events over the next few months.”

Raffle tickets are being sold by members of staff from A1 Industrial Trucks, Chirmarn Asbestos Removal, Chirmarn Surveying, Isoler, Jennings Roofing, Matthew Charlton Slaters, MGM, stoswalds-lo-res-borderNorthern Bear Building Services, Northern Bear Safety, Springs Roofing, Survey Drones and Wensley Roofing. They are also available from the head office (01661 820 369,

Northern Bear plc started trading on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange on 19 December 2006. At that time, there were five trading subsidiaries in the group. Northern Bear plc now has 12 trading subsidiaries that provide a wide range of specialist services to the building industry.

St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle provides overnight and day care for patients with life-limiting or progressive illnesses. It started in 1986 with a five-bed in-patient unit and it now cares for over 2,000 people a year.

Wendy Edgell (left) and Lianne Davison at the head office of Northern Bear plc collecting for St Oswald’s Hospice