January 25th, 2019

“It is important for us to do what we can do, to protect our local hospice because we need Rowans”

2018 Sept SolentDesign PeterGammon printer

Situated in Bishops Waltham, Solent Design Studio is a graphic design and printing company that has been supporting Rowans Hospice for over 11 years. Peter Gammon, Business and Project Manager at Solent Design, explains how and why this small privately owned, family operated, business support their local community hospice.

“Solent Design work with lots of high profile companies, like B&Q and Triumph, but we also know there is a community out there¬†and have always been very pro local Charities offering them a genuine discount off our list price.

We have been working with Rowans for many years and have always discounted projects as heavily as possible. Sometimes we make nothing on print runs, doing them for cost as we know that Rowans receive less than 15% of its funding from the Government so they need to raise just over 85% through the support of local people and companies.

“It is important for us to do what we can do, to protect our local hospice”

Therefore as a small local company, we are supporting Rowan Hospice the best way we can by providing high quality printing, designed well and delivered on time. Making sure they have the leaflets, brochures or flyers etc. that they need, to let people in our community know about their services and how the community can get involved to support Rowans such as taking part in the walks, runs or even abseiling the Spinnaker Tower, which I did in 2018.

It is important for us to do what we can do, to protect our local hospice because we need Rowans to continue doing its really important job. Aiding people through illnesses, supporting people through the last days of their life and helping families who are going through that grief.

All of us at Solent Design are proud to be long term supporters of Rowans Hospice. Personally learning about Rowans Hospice humble beginnings; how community nurses campaigned for it and how it came about through fundraising by people in our community. In addition to experiencing the care first hand when the Hospice at Home nurses supported my mum; I really appreciate the importance of helping our local hospice.”

What’s next?

Please take a moment to have a look around this website to find out all about our Silver Jubilee appeal. If you’d like to join in and help out with the appeal why not “pledge to do one thing” and have a see how you can be involved.