A Fylde coast charity association has boosted The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes campaign to the tune of £10,000.
The Queendeans Association, which supports charity appeals in and around Blackpool, agreed to hand over the money ahead of us meeting our £200,000 target.
It is already counted in our £214,000 total, but was officially handed over following the open day at Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice on Low Moor Lane, Bispham.
The money was presented by Queendeans chairman Peter Anthony, the association’s patron Fylde MP Mark Menzies and other committee members.
Peter said: “We at the Queendeans were thrilled to help the appeal.
“None of us know when members of our friends, family or even ourselves will need the excellent services that Trinity offers.
“The Queendeans charity offers help across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, so therefore Trinity fulfils our criteria perfectly.”
Mr Menzies said he was “overwhelmed at the transformation, having visited Trinity on previous occasions.”
He added: “The thought and design that has gone into the project was first class and credit is owed to all involved.”
Our appeal has helped pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 29-year history, which was completed last week.
Trinity’s fund-raising manager, Linzi Young, said: “The Queendeans put the icing on the cake for us on our Open Day – a cheque for £10,000 towards the Hospice Heroes Appeal. Their generosity is astounding and it was a real pleasure to meet so many of them and show them around the newly refurbished in-patient unit and Brian House.
“We really appreciate their help and the donation makes such a difference to us here at Trinity.”