A charity has relocated to Witham, thanks to some very generous help from a removal company.

The J’s Hospice has opened in Newland Street after moving from Chelmsford, but the relocation was only made possible by CM Removals, who carried out the move free of charge.

Tim Bear, the Chief Surveyor at CM Removals, is a keen supporter of the hospice, having previously climbed Ben Nevis in its name and organising a golf day for later this year.

He said: “I have met some of the patients and families that The J’s Hospice cares for. When I heard that The J’s was moving, they inspired me to ask the team if they would help.”

His colleagues kindly agreed to give their time voluntarily and CM Removals covered the other costs of the move which took place on September 2.

Sue Upton, Director of Corporate Services at The J’s Hospice, said: “Everyone at the J’s Hospice is very grateful to Tim and the team at CM Removals for this amazing gesture.

“They worked so hard and did an excellent job so the whole move went very smoothly.”

Tim’s colleague, Andy Fennell, helped with the move and dropped by the new offices a week later to pick up the crates and see how The J’s were settling it in.

He said: “There are times in life where you can give something back so I was most definitely happy to help such a good cause.”