Hospice receives £3,000 cash boost, thanks to public’s vote

Hospice staff saying Thank You
Hospice staff saying Thank You

A charity which looks after terminally ill people in 1066 Country has won a £3,000 grant to boost its coffers.

St Michael’s Hospice, based in Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards, topped a public vote across the region for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund Scheme, which ran from September 2 to October 10.

The £3,000 boost will enable the charity to modernise the café area within the hospice, which will provide a more relaxing area for their patients and their friends and family.

Darran Penfold, trust and corporate fundraiser at St Michael’s Hospice, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received so many votes in the Lloyds Community Fund, which enabled us to win the first prize of £3,000. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. We are incredibly lucky to have such a loyal community of supporters, who continue to vote for us to raise vital funds for the hospice.”

Elliot Brown, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “St Michael’s Hospice is a charity that makes a phenomenal difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. The fact that so many people voted for it to become this year’s Lloyds Bank Community Fund beneficiary just goes to show how much the local community support it. This money will enable St Michael’s to continue its outstanding work and we’re proud to make this donation on behalf of the Sussex community.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact in their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities. Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting. More than 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes do.