Long-standing business supporter gives generous cash boost
Independent retailer Lawrence Hunt Spar has gifted the hospice an incredible £25,000
A Lancashire business which is a long-standing supporter of St Catherine’s has made an exceptional £25,000 donation to the hospice to help us through these tough times.
The hospice is one of three charities to benefit from a donation from Lawrence Hunt and Co Ltd, which operates 26 SPAR stores.
Kevin Hunt, Managing Director of Lawrence Hunt & Co, said: “We have worked really hard to support our local communities by remaining open and keeping a supply of essential items available for everyone throughout the pandemic.
“In return we are delighted to support Cash for Kids, St Catherine’s Hospice and St John’s Hospice. We have supported these three organisations for many years and know the effect Covid-19 has had on their fundraising efforts. We wanted to do something to help and hope this donation will encourage others to look towards charitable groups and hospices in the region.
“During the pandemic local community groups and charities have suffered as they rely so much on donations from the general public. As an independent convenience store business based in Lancashire, we have always been proud to support our local community. Hundreds of fundraising events have been cancelled over the past few months and we know this injection of funds will help them continue to play a vital role in the community,” he added.
Emma Jacovelli, Head of Community Engagement at St Catherine’s said: “We’re overwhelmed with the generosity of this fantastic donation, which is all the more appreciated given the unprecedented climate we’re operating in at the moment.
“We’ve lost valuable income from fundraising events, our shops and our cafe The Mill over the past five months, but the demand for our services for patients and families remains as high as ever. Support from businesses like Lawrence Hunt Spar has never been more important.
“Thank you so much to them for this incredible donation, which will help us continue to care for local people in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble facing life-shortening conditions, at the hospice and in their own homes – as we work through the pandemic and beyond.”
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