Crowland Cancer Fund award £10,000 to local hospice

3rd April 2014

From left to right: Val Capes, Vice Chairman from Crowland Cancer Fund and Vikki Allen, Community Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice receive £10,000 donation from volunteer led community group Crowland Cancer Fund

On Friday 21st March, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice was presented with a cheque for £10,000, from the Crowland Cancer Fund. The cheque was presented at the Fund’s annual presentation evening and was accepted by Vikki Allen, the Community Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Vikki Allen who has worked for the Lincolnshire based charity for over 8 years expressed her surprise at the generous donation.

“I had no idea how much the Crowland Cancer Fund were donating to us until the evening of the presentation” explained Vikki. “When they read out £10,000 I was in complete shock! I stumbled through my speech which I had written earlier in the day and tried in vein to express my sincerest gratitude. I was left completely speechless.”

St Barnabas Hospice is Lincolnshire’s leading specialist palliative care and end of life provider. The county-wide charity cares for over 5,800 people a year who are living with a life-limiting illness.

Vikki said: “This fantastic donation will help to support our nursing staff and enable them to make vital home visits to our patients who wish to be cared for in their own homes. Our expert services ensure patients receive high quality palliative care and provide support and comfort to their families and loved ones at a very difficult time. My thanks must once again go to all those involved with Crowland Cancer Fund and for their outstanding determination in raising this money.”

The Crowland Cancer Fund has been in operation for 24 years and has raised more than £500,000 in that time. The small community group is run entirely by volunteers and have a charity shop in EastStreet, Crowland, selling bric-a-brac and donated goods. The fund also runs a warehouse selling furniture and white goods in Crease Drove, Crowland and has a van that will collect and deliver goods.

Val Capes, Vice Chairman for Crowland Cancer Fund, said:

“We are just so pleased to be able to support St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and all the good work they do in our local community. We are delighted to be able to present them with a cheque for £10,000 and hope this will enable them to continue to provide their vital services and care.”

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