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Chemist gives hospice a £500 boost

A pharmacy raised £500 by bringing the community together to support their local hospice.  
Day Lewis Pharmacy - inside

Day Lewis Pharmacy in Harold Hill raffled off an exciting hamper and customers donating hand knitted and crocheted children's clothing, which were sold off alongside cakes and other items to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.  

The event raised £250, which was then match funded by the company's head office.  

"My friend works for the hospice and she has told me so much about the wonderful work it does for people," said Kirsty Kelly, a Counter Assistant at the pharmacy. 

"It is also a local charity and we want to make sure other people benefit from the best end of life care when they need it."  Fundraising day 2!

Saint Francis Hospice, which was recently awarded the highest rating of outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, cares for around 4,000 every year affected by life limiting illnesses.  

                                                                                               Staff at Day Lewis Pharmacy

Chris Holmes, Community Partnerships Manager with the fundraising team, added, "We are very grateful to Day Lewis Pharmacy for choosing to support Saint Francis Hospice.

"Without the help of our local community we would not be able to raise the £7.3million we need every year to fund our specialist care and support services." 

Fundraising day 2!

The  day of the event!

Fundraising day 2!

On the day!