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DIY store workers get hospice event off to a rosy start

Down to earth staff at a DIY superstore ensured a hospice event got off to a rosy start when they donated a hamper filled with gardening goodies.
Maureen Ballard, fundraising volunteer at the hospice and Babs Hastings, B&Q Charity Champion (c
Over the past five years staff at B&Q at Gallows Corner, Romford, have been carrying out a range of events to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. 

And on Thursday August 13th Babs Hastings, the store's charity champion, presented the exciting hamper, which included a variety of seeds, trowels and gloves, to the hospice's fundraising team.

"We do whatever we can to support the hospice," said Babs, who also dropped off a selection of bulbs from the store.

"Every year we ask the staff what charity they want to support and the hospice always comes out on top.

"The charity is very dear to us as some of the staff have had family who were cared for by the hospice."

The stunning gift was one of the raffle prizes on offer at The Big Quiz, which was the hospice's annual fundraising event held at the Brentwood Centre the following evening.

Maureen Ballard, fundraising volunteer at the hospice and Babs Hastings, B&Q Charity Champion
"We are very grateful to all the staff at B&Q for their support and fundraising efforts," said Maureen Ballard from the hospice's fundraising support team.

"We hope more businesses like B&Q will be inspired by their generosity to get involved and help to raise the vital funds we need to continue providing first class care and support to people living with life limiting illnesses."

Pictured: Maureen Ballard (left) with Babs Hastings

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