Potters Bar councillor gives Peace Hospice a chance

PUBLISHED: 06:25 28 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:18 28 August 2012

Cllr Peter Knell at the cheque presentation handover to The Peace Hospice

Cllr Peter Knell at the cheque presentation handover to The Peace Hospice


THE motto charity begins at home clearly applies to one Potters Bar fundraiser.

Former Hertsmere mayor and Potters Bar resident Peter Knell handed over a cheque for more than £7,000 at a Potters Bar charity shop for money raised during his year as mayor.

Mr Knell, who is also a Potters Bar councillor, raised a huge amount for his main chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support, with The Peace Hospice his second chosen charity receiving a smaller slice of what was raised.

The Peace Hospice is based in Watford and cares for those with terminal illness.

The hospice has charity shops across south-west Hertfordshire, including the newly opened one in Darkes Lane.

Gill Crowson, community fundraiser manager for the hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Peter for the wonderful work he undertook and money he has raised for our cause, it really is such a massive help.

“Peter’s work is also fantastic for us because it raises awareness of our hospice, which is relatively unknown in Potters Bar.

“We need all the help we can get, including volunteers to work in our Potters Bar branch. Donations like this really can make all the difference.”

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