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Retail workers get top 'Marks' for big donation

Caring staff at a retail store went the extra mile and raised almost £3,600 for a hospice.
Lynda Head, Hospice Fundraising Manager Jeff Spencer, Marks and Spencer  Pam Court, hospice Chief Ex
Over the past year staff at Marks and Spencer in Upminster have organised a series of exciting events for Saint Francis Hospice including a bike ride from Upminster to Southend.

On Thursday (August 13th) Jeff Spencer, the shop's charity coordinator, was at the hospice to present the cheque to the fundraising team.

"The hospice does such a wonderful job caring for people who are near the end of their life and supporting their families," said Jeff.
Lynda Head, Hospice Fundraising Manager Jeff Spencer, Marks and Spencer  Pam Court, hospice Chief Ex
"We are very lucky to have a hospice in our local community.

"No one knows when they are going to need it."

Staff also collected money in store and Friends of Cranham and Upminster, along with Arthur Rackley, the Pearly King of Upminster, (pictured) got on board to boost their fundraising efforts by collecting outside the shop.

Community Fundraising Manager Lynda Head met Jeff Spencer and said: "We are delighted that the M&S Upminster staff chose Saint Francis Hospice as their charity of the year and we are incredibly grateful for all their efforts in raising almost £3,600. This money will go a long way in helping us to provide free care and support to people living with life limiting illnesses and their families. We also hope their actions will inspire other individuals, businesses and organisations to get involved and support the hospice."

Lynda Head, Hospice Fundraising Manager Jeff Spencer, Marks and Spencer  Pam Court, hospice Chief Ex
L-R: Lynda Head, Jeff Spencer, Pam Court, Saint Francis Hospice CEO, and Jane Elmer, Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Specialist Community and Crisis Support Team.




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