Barnsley Hospice patient care boosted by donation

25 October 2017

Patient care at Barnsley Hospice has been given a boost thanks to an £800 donation from TSB Barnsley.

The bank, based on Market Hill in Barnsley town centre, has been raising money through raffles, collection tins and personal challenges after selecting the hospice as its charity of the year. Last week it handed over a cheque for £812.

Simon Atkinson, corporate fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at TSB Barnsley for helping raise such a brilliant amount of money. This is a great example of the outstanding support we receive from the Barnsley business community.”

Lynn Stephenson, manager of the Barnsley TSB branch, said: “Our Local Charity Partnership programme is all about working in partnership to help support the local causes that are the lifeblood of many communities across Britain. 

“We’ve really enjoyed supporting Barnsley Hospice as our Local Charity Partner and we’d like to thank our customers for their generosity.”

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

Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows L-R: Simon Atkinson, Corporate Fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, with Marie Catling, Sharon Johnson and Gemma Hill of TSB.

Barnsley Hospice is based in Gawber and provides specialist care for anyone in Barnsley with a life-limiting illness. It has ten beds for inpatient care and provides day care at the on-site Limes Support and Therapy Centre.

Barnsley Hospice is based on Church Street, S75 2RL and has been providing care since 1994.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to www.barnsleyhospice.org or call 01226 244244.

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