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Former Mayor donates £39,000 to grow care in Redbridge

We welcomed the former Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Linda Huggett, into the Hospice yesterday.
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Linda raised an incredible amount of money for both our Hospice and Haven House during her Mayoralty in 2017/18, and presented us with a cheque for £39,000 which will fund Hospice at Home care in the London Borough of Redbridge.


"It's an absolute honour to have been able to raise this money, which I know will further develop the Hospice at Home service provision in Redbridge, but also to raise the profile of the Hospice," explained Linda, who has also agreed to become a Trustee of Saint Francis Hospice.


She went on to say: "Everyone I have spoken to in the borough that has had some kind of interaction with the Hospice has nothing but praise for the care and attention they have received."

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Anne Brown (pictured right, with Linda and her husband Brian), Head of Major Gifts for the Hospice who worked closely with Linda during the partnership, said: "Our relationship has been outstanding, with a huge amount of work put in by the Mayor herself, and her Appeal Committee, many of whom are ex-mayors and current/former councillors.


"The variety of events has been impressive, and working alongside Haven House as the other benefiting charity, has strengthened our relationship with them as an organisation as well."


Funds were raised through a number of events over the 12 month period including afternoon tea at Valentine's Mansion, a quiz night at Woodford Bowling Club, a children's Halloween party, the New Year's Day parade in London and Redbridge's Got Talent.


Current Chairman for our Hospice, Bob Weatherstone, said: "I am delighted that you have agreed to come on board as a Trustee Linda, and I would like to extend a huge thank you to both you and Brian, Anne and the wider Appeal Committee for helping to raise our profile in Redbridge, which I hope will continue to grow."