Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Carrier bags and charity - St Luke’s Hospice

by Ben Fardon

Hi folks,

We're over half way through the financial quarter, but I've only just had chance to make our latest charitable donation from the last quarter's carrier bag proceeds.

This was our thirteenth full quarter and together we raised £29.45!

Last time I donated to Maggie's, an organisation that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, on behalf of local resident Reg Lee. Reg survived testicular cancer and was helped by the Maggie's centre here in Cheltenham. He's been fundraising this year to raise money for Maggie's. You can find out more about his undertakings on his Virgin Money Giving page.

This time, I'm making a donation to St Luke’s Hospice. St Luke's provides free end of life care in Plymouth, SW Devon & East Cornwall. St Luke’s has to raise £4.5 million year with 86p of every £1 that is donated going to patient care. Earlier this year, St Luke's helped to care for and support the family member of our dear friend and blog contributor Chris Boyle. Chris became determined to do something proactive to help them in return. Next month, he'll set out to trek 26.2 miles in a day along Offa's Dyke, the ancient wall that once separated Wales and England. You can find out more by visiting his walking team's Just Giving page.

The next carrier bag donation should be in early October. If you have a charity you'd like Proud Lion to support, please email me at shop@proudlion.co.uk.

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