Cash donated to the Isabel Hospice after fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 February 2014

Lead nurse Lea van der Niel, Gary Smith from Digswell Park Sports Association, Macmillan rep Jordan Russell

Lead nurse Lea van der Niel, Gary Smith from Digswell Park Sports Association, Macmillan rep Jordan Russell

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Hundreds of pounds was raised for a Welwyn Garden City-based hospice following a hamper raffle.

The sale was held at the Digswell Park Sports Association, and £670 was collected for the Isabel Hospice. Organiser Gary Smith, whose father and wife were cared for at the hospice, said: “I was gifted a rather luxurious hamper at Christmas by one of my suppliers of which I decided was far too much for me being a widower. Therefore I decided to run a raffle for it over Christmas, the winning ticket to be drawn on New Year’s Eve.”

Cheryl Cusack, fundraising co-ordinator at the hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Gary and the DPSA members for thinking of us at a time when money is so tight for many people.

“£670 will pay for around 28 hours of nursing care at our In-Patient Unit.

“Without this kind of donation, meeting our running costs of £4.2 million this year would be much harder to do.”


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