Big-hearted guests raise cash for Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Over £500 has been raised for Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

Trudy Harrison, Copeland’s MP, recently welcomed Jake Berry, the minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, to the area to highlight the area’s innovation, nuclear excellence and the priorities needing investment.

A ministerial dinner was held, sponsored by Morgan Sindall, where guests donated £569 to the hospice.

Over 60 manufacturing and nuclear based companies along with Gen2, Lakes College and secondary schools attended.

Mrs. Harrison said: “I was absolutely thrilled that the supply chain event raised more than £500 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria. For more than 30 years this charity has provided exemplary care for many local residents, supporting those caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, or struggling to come to terms with bereavement and I am delighted that the money raised during the event will help towards continuing their excellent work.”

Stella Walsh, senior fundraiser, said: “On behalf of Hospice at Home West Cumbria I would like to thank Mrs. Harrison for the donation of £569 which was raised from the Northern Powerhouse Ministerial Dinner. We are extremely grateful to all involved for supporting our cause during the business dinner.

“Our vital services cost more than £1.2million every year, and only a quarter of this comes from the NHS – the remainder has to be raised through our fundraising activities and charity shops.”

Barry Watkinson, nuclear development director at Morgan Sindall, said the firm is delighted the hospice will benefit from the donations.

“The charity undertakes great work within the local area and it is rewarding to know that the event has helped towards the provision of vital services to the local community,” he added.