Children's hospice benefits from Co-op donation
A BRISTOL charity has been given an £11,750 boost thanks to fundraising by a supermarket.
The Co-operative Food has donated the cash to the Children's Hospice South West, which operates the Charlton Farm in Wraxall, as well as others across the region.
Some £1,750 of the donation was raised by the Portishead store organising charity events throughout 2012 including cake sales, dress up days and cycle rides.
The further £10,000 came from a share of the proceeds from the community retailer's annual Supplier Awards Dinner, held in Manchester and hosted by TV star Vernon Kay.
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Money raised on the night was split between a number of charities across the UK, and Children's South West was nominated as the recipient in the South West.
Kate Fisher, corporate partnerships fundraiser, from Children's Hospice South West, received the donation.
She said: "On behalf of all at Charlton Farm I would like to thank all of the local Co-operative store managers as well as their staff for their continued support, not just in 2012 but for many years in raising funds for Children's Hospice South West.
"We cannot thank them enough for their continued enthusiasm and dedication of our vital work meaning we can continue to provide specialist nursing care and practical and emotional support to terminally ill and life limited children and young people and their families".
Jason Webster, operations manager for The Co-operative Food in the Bristol and North Somerset area, said: "We are committed to playing an important role in the local community, and we are pleased to be able to support Children's Hospice South West with this donation."