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Shop promotion raises £500 for hospice

A convenience store has given Saint Francis Hospice a £500 cash injection as part of its latest fundraising efforts. 
L-R Kirit Patel, Kelly Roberts, Shellie Roberts, Chelsie Roberts and Pramila Amin resized (cropped)
Nisa Local in Wood Lane, Dagenham, runs a promotion every three weeks with 50 to 60 products and every time a customer buys one of the special products 2p goes into the store's community fund.

This week the store presented a cheque for £500 to the charity, which provides a wide range of care and support services to around 4,000 people affected by life limiting illnesses every year.

"It is very important to us that we support our community and we are happy to help the hospice in any way we can," said Assistant Manager Pramila Amin.

"My sister is recovering from lung cancer so we know how important it is to have access to services when you need them. You never know when you may need the services of the hospice."

Last year the shop's owner Kirit Patel handed over £1,000 after listening to hospice fundraiser Torren Mahmut speaking to customers in Barclays Bank about the first class services it provides to the community.

"We are very grateful to Kirit and his team for kick starting the New Year with their fantastic fundraising efforts," said Anne Brown, Head of Fundraising at the hospice.

"The hospice needs to raise an incredible £7.3million every year to cover its running costs so we rely on the generosity and goodwill of businesses like Nisa Local to help us continue serving our community."

L-R Kirit Patel, Kelly Roberts, Shellie Roberts, Chelsie Roberts and Pramila Amin resized
 L-R Kirit Patel, Kelly Roberts, Shellie Roberts, Chelsie Roberts and Pramila Amin.
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