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B&Q customers build up four-figure sum for Barnsley Hospice

Sam Silverwood, fundraising manager at Barnsley Hospice, with Katie Simmons, charity champion at B&Q Cortonwood in Barnsley, and the B&Q team

has received a donation of over £3,000 from B&Q’s Cortonwood store in Brampton.

Staff and customers raised the money through in-store fundraising and collection days, to help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses including cancer, motor-neurone disease and heart disease.

, fundraising manager at Barnsley Hospice, said: “We’re hugely grateful to B&Q for their generous donation, which will help us to provide vital care for our patients and their families. We rely heavily on donations from the local community to help us keep our doors open and we’d like to say a big thank you to staff and customers at B&Q for their hard work to raise this money.”

, champion at B&Q Cortonwood, said: “We’re so pleased with the £3,050 we managed to raise. Barnsley Hospice is such an important part of the Barnsley community so we wanted to do our bit to help them.

“We couldn’t have raised this money without our customers, so we’d like to thank them too for their fantastic support.”

Donations from the Barnsley community help the hospice raise the £2.2m needs each year to care for patients and their families. A further £1.6m is provided by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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