Hospice gets £5,000 from bank charity

Fund-raising Manager Linzi Young
Fund-raising Manager Linzi Young
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A BISPHAM hospice that supports youngsters with life-limiting illnesses has been awarded thousands of pounds to help pay for vital services.

Brian House Children’s Hospice, on Low Moor Road, has been handed £5,000 by Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund following a public vote organised by the bank.

Fund-raising manager Linzi Young said staff and volunteers were thrilled to have been selected to receive the funding.

She said: “It costs over £1.3m a year to keep our services open and we are only able to do this thanks to the fantastic support from our community.

“This wonderful donation of £5,000 will go directly to providing the respite and end-of-life care we provide to over 80 families a year. On behalf of everyone at Brian House I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us, their support is really appreciated.”

The prize was part of £660,000 which the Lloyds fund is donating to 132 community groups across the UK.

More than 200,000 people took part in the public vote between May and September to select the charities.

Lloyds Banking Group’s community and sustainable business director, Paul Turner, said: “We are proud to be able to help Brian House Children’s Hospice continue the great work they are doing in Blackpool.

“We look forward to seeing the difference the award will make.”